Maternity & paternity rights

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Here’s why my baby was banned from parliament – and why we must all fight this | Stella Creasy
This is not about me. It’s about the rights of all women and the obstacles that stop us playing a full role in our politics, says Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy

Stella Creasy

25, Nov, 2021 @11:33 AM

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UK Covid scheme indirectly discriminated against maternity leave takers, court rules
But ruling will not allow self-employed women whose income support was hit during pandemic to claim rebates

Alexandra Topping

24, Nov, 2021 @12:45 PM

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Stella Creasy launches campaign to get more mothers into politics
Walthamstow MP says she is ‘heartbroken’ by lack of support from Labour over calls for maternity cover

Rowena Mason

31, Oct, 2021 @1:19 PM

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Stella Creasy on her lonely maternity cover battle: ‘Women should be able to have kids and do politics’
The Labour politician is used to fighting battles – but can she win her latest: convincing her colleagues to back proper maternity cover for fellow members?

Gaby Hinsliff

30, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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US tech investor Joe Lonsdale refuses to apologise for ‘loser’ paternity tweet
‘Correct masculine response’ to newborn is for men to work harder, says venture capitalist

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

28, Oct, 2021 @6:42 PM

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Dads should be given the same parental leave as mums | Letter
Letter: Childcare responsibilities are skewed towards mothers, says Tony Leather, who cherished the time he got with his newborn son


22, Jul, 2021 @4:43 PM

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Stella Creasy threatens legal action over lack of maternity cover for MPs
Pregnant MP told she cannot hire locum in same week as flexible working bill introduced in Commons

Alexandra Topping

29, Jun, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Ed Miliband calls for dads to get 12 weeks’ paternity leave
Current system encourages ‘men at work, women at home’ culture, says shadow business secretary

Mark Townsend

30, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Labour pledges to outlaw redundancy for pregnant women
Exclusive: opposition commits to a range of equal rights policies as UK emerges from pandemic

Alexandra Topping

29, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Shared parental leave: scrap ‘deeply flawed’ policy, say campaigners
Activists, unions and economists call for fairer system of paid leave for both mothers and fathers

Alexandra Topping

26, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Plea to ease Covid maternity rules as women continue to get bad news alone
But Not Maternity Alliance says postcode lottery remains despite guidance issued in December

Alexandra Topping

04, Apr, 2021 @1:25 PM

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‘I had no idea about the hidden labour’: has the pandemic changed fatherhood for ever?
For the past year, many men have spent more time with their children than ever before. Could it force a permanent change?

Tom Lamont

20, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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