EOC urges Government to boost parental rights

first_img Comments are closed. The EqualOpportunities Commission has sent an open letter to the Trade and Industry Secretary,Stephen Byers, to encourage the Government to include paid paternity leave andbetter paid maternity leave in its Green Paper. The EOC hasformed an alliance with six other organisations, including the TUC andMaternity Alliance, to push for the changes, which also include more flexibleworking practices for working mothers.The EOC hopesthe open letter, sent last week, will influence the Government’s Green Paperproposals on parental and maternity leave, due before Christmas.The EOC’schairwoman, Julie Mellor, said, “Because of the rate of maternity pay, manywoman cannot afford to take as much maternity leave as they would like.“Britishfathers work the longest hours in the whole of Europe, and most cannot affordto take any paternity leave. These issues need to be addressed.”www.eoc.og.uk EOC urges Government to boost parental rightsOn 5 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more