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Labour will increase paid maternity leave to 12 months and make it easier to work flexibly under plans to improve how women are treated at work.

Statutory maternity pay would go up from nine months so new mums could spend longer with their newborn babies before going back to work.

All employees could choose working hours that suit from day one in the job, allowing many parents to work part-time and flexibly.

And a future Labour government would require large employers to introduce a menopause workplace policy to break the stigma associated with that stage in life.

Labour also plans to create a new Workers’ Protection Agency working in partnership with HMRC with powers to fine organisations that fail to report their gender pay gap or do enough to close the pay gap.

For more on Labour’s plans to close the gender pay gap, visit this article.

Source: General election 2019: Labour would increase paid maternity leave to 12 months – Mirror Online

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