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Not only that, it makes employing WOMEN (or child bearing years) less attractive.You do want to have some jobs left in the EU? It will just make employing people in the EU more expensive than elsewhere.
Quite right. And lets bring back slavery while we're at it. It made great economic sense!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
Make it applicable to either parent, thT would remove the bias!!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.
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 childre, it's made a minor help in my job prospects.
Its their right to choose to work or to be a full time mother. One income per household should suffice.Excellent news form the European Parliament. Why am I not surprised that some posters would prefer to shackle women to the home and get them out of the workforce. "It'll cost too much. It'll costs jobs. It'll dissuade bosses from hiring women." These excuses were all trotted out when maternity leave was first ever proposed and for every extension of leave entitlements since. The scare stories never have been fulfilled and millions of mothers, fathers and most importantly children are the happier and better off for it.
It's over to the European Council now to step up to the plate.
No they, don't the vast majority of EU countries have less. The exception is the Baltic ring.this is a minimum standard.
Most EU countries have more.
It isn't 52 weeks PAID leave. Parents can take at total of 52 weeks (50 for the mother, 2 for the father), but it is up to local agreements as to what it paid leave.Denmark - 52 weeks on full pay - dont tell me that the Danish economy is not competitive.
How many of those are in the public service, where competitiveness is not an issue? Right niow wee are losing jobs to countries like China and Malaysia. THESE are the countries that we should be banchmarking ourselves against.for info half of all women in Ireland on maternity leave are paid fully already - this proposal simply allows us to catch the cowboy employers