Submitted by Pete Rogers on Wednesday 27th April 2022
Published on Tuesday 3rd May 2022
Current status: Closed
Closed: Thursday 17th November 2022
Equalise paternity leave and pay entitlements with maternity leave and pay
Paternity leave and pay entitlements (currently 2 weeks) should be made equal to maternity leave (52 weeks leave, of which 39 are paid). This would bring the role of a father (or significant other) in a child's life more in line both financially and socially with the mother or main care provider.
I recently became a father for the first time and my employers helped me to take paternity leave, but 2 weeks simply hasn't been enough. Mine and my partners’ lives were turned upside down in the best way possible, but 2 weeks is not enough to adjust to sleep schedules (or lack of), care duties, mindsets. My return to work has left my partner as the main care provider, and I also now risk missing key developments in my child’s life.
You can't sign this petition because it is now closed. But you can still comment on it here at Repetition.me!
220.127.116.11 Mon, 28 Nov 2022 00:44:46 +0000