Tag: shared parental leave

Some thoughts on the ‘State of the World’s Fathers’ report

Today is a significant day for anyone interested in fatherhood and gender equality. Why is it so important? Well, the first ever State of the World’s Fathers (SOWF) report has been published. This is a study overseen by MenCare, an organisation active in 30 countries and backed by the United Nations. MenCare’s mission is to;

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Shared parental leave; a change of mentality is required

Blink and you may have missed the news, but during the Easter break shared parental leave, something I’ve written about many a time, officially came into force. In other words, the old, inflexible paternity and maternity leave systems have been consigned to history. Under the new rules, mums and dads (or dads and dads and

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Comments on Liberal Democrat plans for paternity leave

  Having recently passed comment on the Labour party’s paternity leave plans, it only seems correct to do the same for the Liberal Democrats. In case you missed it, the party leader Nick Clegg and Equalites Minister Jo Swinson have announced the Lib Dems would, if successful in the General Election, triple statutory paternity leave

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Shared parental leave; why it is important, by Jo Swinson

We’re just a few weeks away from a General Election. With that in mind, I have approached several political parties. Each has been invited to put forward a spokesperson willing to write a guest post for Dadbloguk. I’m delighted to say most have agreed to this request. The article below is the first such post.

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Mothers at home matter; dads need not apply

Shock horror! A new survey has found the majority of men disagree with shared parental leave, which will come into force from April next year. The survey in question comes from online recruitment specialist Glassdoor. According to Glassdoor’s blog, the survey of 2,000 men and women aged 50 and under found that; 23 per cent

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