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Download Leave and pay for mothers (PDF) Pregnant women are
Figuring out how to share maternity leave and pay has been made easier with the publication today (Thursday) of two new booklets from the TUC. The booklets – Leave and Pay for Mothers and Leave and Pay for Fathers and Partners – are part of the Know Your Rights series...
12 December 2014
Download Paternity leave and pay (PDF) If you are an expectant father or the partner of someone due to give birth or adopt a child, you could be entitled to time off to attend ante-natal appointments plus up to two weeks’ paid paternity leave. You may also be able to...
01 December 2014
Download Leave and pay for mothers (PDF) Pregnant women are protected from harm in the workplace and have the right not to be dismissed or unfavourably treated because of their pregnancy. Most employed mothers are entitled to 52 weeks’ maternity leave and 39 weeks’ Statutory Maternity Pay or Maternity Allowance...
27 November 2014
The UK ranks last in Europe when it comes to giving new parents well-paid leave following the birth of their child, according to a TUC analysis published today (Monday).
18 November 2013
The TUC welcomes the government's plan to introduce shared parental leave, but is calling for broader eligibility and better support for parents to overcome the very low levels of take-up predicted.
09 April 2013
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:
06 December 2010
The South West TUC is appealing for companies to put the lessons learned on flexible working arrangements during the bad weather to good use all year round.
03 December 2010
Responding to the annual pay figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
12 November 2009
Commenting on the Women and Work Commission report published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
29 July 2009
'This economic crisis was created by a small number of male bankers; and ordinary women should not be made to pay the penalty for their recklessness.'
12 March 2009

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