Leave and Pay for Mothers

My ref: EO/22
1st September 2016
Circular No. NP/211/16


Dear Colleague,

Leave and Pay for Mothers

The TUC have reissued their booklet on “Leave and pay for mothers”. It can be downloaded here: https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/TUC%20KYR_Maternity_LO%20spreads.pdf

Besides going through the statutory basics on maternity leave and pay, and shared parental leave, the booklet also provides information on other rights including:
•    unpaid parental leave
•    requesting flexible working
•    emergency time off for dependants.

There is a separate booklet on workplace rights when adopting a child or having a child through surrogacy: https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/KYR_Surrogacy.pdf

I would be grateful if you could bring this circular to the attention of all members.

Yours sincerely,
Mick Cash
General Secretary