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Download Paternity leave and pay (PDF) If you are an
Download Leave and pay for mothers (PDF) Pregnant women are
Download Time off and pay for adoptive parents (PDF) This booklet covers the basic (sometimes called statutory) rights that employers must provide to qualifying adoptive parents who work for them. Your employer may offer better rights than the legal minimum and you need to check your contract of employment or...
15 June 2015
Download Time off and pay for parents having a child through surrogacy (PDF) This booklet covers the basic (sometimes called statutory) rights that employers must provide to intended parents who are having a child through a surrogacy arrangement. Your employer may offer better rights than the legal minimum and you...
08 June 2015
Frances O'Grady talks to Netmums.com about her experience as a mum, and about the impact of changes in the law that will allow mums and dads to share parental leave and pay from April this year. http://www.netmums.com/lifestyle/money-and-debt/shared-parental-leave-your-questions-answered
13 March 2015
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
Responding to research published today (Friday) by the National Childbirth Trust – on parents’ experiences of returning to work after the birth of a child – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
28 November 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 TUC Women's Conference carried a composite resolution on Childcare this year. The Women's Conference is entitled to send one motion to Congress each year. The motion is chosen by a ballot. The resolution on childcare was chosen to go to Congress.
22 September 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

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