A quarter of new dads are missing out on paternity leave and pay, says TUC

More than 157,000 new fathers did not qualify for paternity leave or pay last year TUC calls on new government to give new dads better paternity leave and pay entitlements One in four men who became fathers in 2016 didn’t qualify for paternity leave or pay, according to new TUC analysis published on Fathers’ Day … Read more

Maternity leave: MEPs urge Council to restart talks

MEPs pressed the European Commission not to withdraw a draft EU directive on maternity leave, despite four years’ deadlock over it in the EU Council of Ministers, in a resolution voted on Wednesday. They also urged the ministers to resume talks and agree an official position. MEPs reiterate their willingness to help break the deadlock … Read more

Two in five new fathers won’t qualify for shared parental leave, says TUC

Two in five (40 per cent) new fathers won’t qualify for new rights to shared parental leave, according to analysis published by the TUC today (Friday). From April mothers will be allowed to share up to 50 weeks of their maternity leave and 37 weeks of their pay with their partners. However, analysis carried out … Read more