Maternity & paternity rights

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Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir hails landmark maternity pay ruling as ‘wake-up call’ for football
The Iceland captain Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir has won her claim against former club Lyon after she was not paid her full salary during pregnancy

Andy Martin

18, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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New parents in the UK: what challenges are you facing?
We’rd like to hear from new mothers and fathers in the UK who are facing challenges, such as financial worries, health concerns or a lack of support

Guardian community team

01, Dec, 2022 @11:29 AM

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‘What are people meant to do?’: widower fights for change to UK parental leave law
Aaron Horsey, whose wife died in childbirth, had no automatic right to leave despite being baby’s sole carer

Alexandra Topping

28, Nov, 2022 @9:25 AM

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March of the Mummies: thousands to turn out in push for UK childcare reform
Founder of campaign group Pregnant Then Screwed says parents are being set up to fail

Geneva Abdul

29, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Allowing babies in the Commons would humanise it | Letters
Letters: Rachel Phipps says we need to create a society where mothers with babies are welcomed not excluded. Plus letters from Martin Cooper and Jack Winter


30, Jun, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is | Stella Creasy
If we want more women with children to become MPs we need family-friendly policies for parents like me in the Commons, says Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy

Stella Creasy

30, Jun, 2022 @12:25 PM

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MPs should not bring babies into Commons, says cross-party review
The review into the rules was ordered by Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle in November

Aubrey Allegretti

30, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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How to get a better class of MP? Help mothers stand for parliament
The first recipients of the grants from Labour MP Stella Creasy’s MotheRED scheme to encourage women into the Commons tell why it could help stop the rot in politics

Gaby Hinsliff

18, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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TikTok investigating claims executive said he ‘didn’t believe’ in maternity leave
UK-based e-commerce boss Joshua Ma to step back from role, according to reports

Alex Hern UK technology editor

08, Jun, 2022 @5:45 PM

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Having a baby has been a tornado through my life – I see why new parents dream of communes | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
In the west, why has raising children become the business of individuals, who must pay for extortionate childcare, asks Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

23, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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UK government drops maternity charity after critical tweets
Group championing rights of new mothers and pregnant women removed after commenting on government’s lack of progress

Hannah Summers

01, May, 2022 @7:21 AM

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Provision of parental leave needs a rethink | Letter
Letter: A fixed allowance for each parent that could be used at any time in a child’s first 12 years of life would better reflect the ongoing needs of families, writes Dana Denis-Smith


06, Apr, 2022 @5:19 PM

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