Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks · TheJournal.ie
So Shatter as per EU Council Directive is now extending the UNPAID parental leave from 14 weeks to 18 weeks for kids up to aged 8...woohoo
I have three kids aged 8, 6, 4, I work fulltime & him indoors is in on/off construction since 2009, that aside, we "managed" to finance our way to take 2 weeks of unpaid parental leave during the summer of 2007 - woohoo
This directive is of ZERO benefit to our family as there is no way, we can afford to take any more of the now 52 weeks entitlement we now have <tuts>. Grant it for some, now that it is entitled to "De Men" is good, but it still goes back to affordability.
Another thing about it is "Under the regulations, parents returning from back to work from parental leave will also be allowed to request a change in their working hours or pattern. Although employers must consider such a request, they are not required to grant it." I can't see any struggling or not so struggling employers buying into this
Thoughts ? And eh, none of that "well if you can't afford kids don't have them kinda bolliccckology