Blair commits to paid paternity leave

first_imgPrime Minister Tony Blair has confirmed the Government’s commitment toproviding two weeks paid paternity leave, pre-empting the results of theconsultative period on the review of parents working rights. The consultative period on the green paper, Work and Parents:Competitiveness and Choice, wasn’t due to end until 7 March. Speaking at a Labour conference held in Glasgow, Scotland, at the end ofFebruary, Blair promised to, “introduce for the first time the right topaternity leave, paid for by the Government, not the employer”. Although the Prime Minister didn’t go into detail, it’s thought men will beoffered the same rate of pay as women on maternity leave which has just risento £62.20 per week. However, other proposals in the green paper, which include the introductionof rights for mothers to work part-time after having children have yet to bedecided. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Blair commits to paid paternity leaveOn 1 Mar 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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