Commenting on government plans to oppose the extension of fully paid maternity leave to 20 weeks at a meeting of the EU Employment Council (EPSCO) in Brussels today (Monday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
Delaying the extension of flexible working rights and maternity pay will undermine Government commitments to close the gender pay gap and end child poverty, the TUC warns as it opens the annual TUC Women's conference in Scarborough today (Wednesday).
Welcoming the Equality Bill in the Queen's Speech today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “With the gender pay gap moving in the wrong direction, the Equality Bill is much needed. The decision to press ahead with extending the right to request flexible working means that ministers have come...
Responding to the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) today (Friday), which shows that the full-time gender pay gap has increased 17.1 per cent and the part-time gender pay gap to 36.6 per cent, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: