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Thread: EP voting now on 20 weeks maternity leave on full pay

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    Default EP has voted for 20 weeks maternity leave on full pay

    Extending maternity leave to 20 weeks with full pay

    over to the Council of Ministers now

    a great step forward for social rights
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    Women should get a sick cert for medical maternity leave (e.g. order 10 days)

    After that leave should be up to either parent

    Also I don't think that leave should be paid : why should an employer pay for their employee's breeding ? That discriminates against people who have no, or few children

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacko View Post
    Plenary session Strasbourg

    hopeful a great step forward for social rights
    You do want to have some jobs left in the EU? It will just make employing people in the EU more expensive than elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fides View Post
    You do want to have some jobs left in the EU? It will just make employing people in the EU more expensive than elsewhere.
    Not only that, it makes employing WOMEN (or child bearing years) less attractive.

    Indeed, a ridiculous move. Give women 13 weeks paid leave with the option of extending it by a further 13 weeks.
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    So will this apply to the SMB sector?

    Employers in small companies discriminate against women of child rearing age at the hiring stage. This will give them further incentive to continue the practice if applied.

    If you were the employer of 1 or 2 people in this testing economic environment and you were hiring someone, you may think twice about hiring a women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    No only that, it makes employing WOMEN (or child bearing years) less attractive.

    Indeed, ridiculous move. Give women 13 weeks paid leave with the option of extending it by a further 13 weeks.
    It's the EP what do you expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Women should get a sick cert for medical maternity leave (e.g. order 10 days)

    After that leave should be up to either parent

    Also I don't think that leave should be paid : why should an employer pay for their employee's breeding ? That discriminates against people who have no, or few children

    cYp
    Quite right. And lets bring back slavery while we're at it. It made great economic sense!

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    Dear God, the lunatics HAVE taken over the asylum. That's probably just added several million to EU dole queues.

    On the bright side as a man who's unlikely to have children, it's made a minor help in my job prospects.
    Last edited by Keith-M; 20th October 2010 at 06:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    So will this apply to the SMB sector?

    Employers in small companies discriminate against women of child rearing age at the hiring stage. This will give them further incentive to continue the practice if applied.

    If you were the employer of 1 or 2 people in this testing economic environment and you were hiring someone, you may think twice about hiring a women.
    Make it applicable to either parent, thT would remove the bias!!
    The true "front line workers" are the private sector paye employees who are first to take the bullet. Cannon fodder for their state and the public sector.

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