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Tag: shared parental leave

I’m entitled to a year of maternity leave, but I’m not taking it all: here’s why

I’m entitled to a year of maternity leave, but I’m not taking it all: here’s why

“Are you taking the full year?” I can’t count the number of times my work colleagues have asked me that this week. What they meant is, “Are you taking a full year of maternity leave?” My answer: no, probably not. And this blows people minds. […]

Why I chose to take shared parental leave: Stephen’s story

Why I chose to take shared parental leave: Stephen’s story

The government has been running a big campaign to encourage for couples to consider Shared Parental Leave (SPL). SPL allows parents can share up to 50 weeks of leave and up to 37 weeks of pay. Parents can be off work together for up to […]

Want to make things better for mothers? Sort out paternity leave.

Want to make things better for mothers? Sort out paternity leave.

I can’t stop going on about how we need to improve things for working mothers. I go on Twitter planning to share some witty observation about the Dawson’s Creek 20 year reunion or something, and I find myself retweeting articles about the gender pay gap. […]