Maternity Leave Debate
More debate today on Maternity Leave, and again, I had to point out to the Minister that maternity, parental, family provisions more broadly are simply not good enough. There are far too many people falling through the cracks in the current provisions, or trying to survive on Maternity Allowance, which is a near impossible task.
We need modern, inclusive provisions, fit for modern families of all shapes and sizes, and we need them to account for the challenges Covid will leave behind. A right to request flexible working from the outset of employment would be a good start.