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28 August 2007

The high price of motherhood at work [USA]

Author: [column] Patti Waldmeir, Financial Times

Today's Mums and Dads seem to think they have a fundamental human right to be parents and employees – including the inalienable right to work only until school lets out, without ever missing a promotion. Increasingly, US courts and juries are siding...

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Article
16 March 2007

Hong Kong Considers Law On Paternity Leave To Encourage Baby Boom

Author: DPA

Hong Kong may introduce legislation on paternity leave...Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung said...after...CLP Power announced a package of family bonuses for its employees...[which] includes giving three days' leave to new...

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Article
5 February 2007

European framework agreement on equal opportunities signed at Areva

Author: Volker Telljohann, Institute for Labour Foundation

[T]he European Metalworkers’ Federation...had concluded a European framework agreement on equal opportunities with the management of the Areva Group. The concept of equal opportunities and equal treatment covers non-discrimination at the recruitment...

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6 November 2006
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Author: El País [España]

...Miquel Mitjans Miquel, de 38 años...[a] finales de julio tuvo su primer hijo y un mes después...la empresa en la que llevaba seis años trabajando como auxiliar administrativo le puso de patitas en la calle alegando falta de rendimiento. Miquel ha...

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Article
11 May 2005

Legal issues: Burden on companies grows [UK]

Author: Gill Plimmer , Financial Times

The past few years in the UK have seen the introduction of bills on a national minimum wage, disability discrimination, employment relations, and pensions, along with changes to maternity and paternity rights. Added to this has been a stream of...

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Article
19 August 2003

Unions threaten test case on maternity leave [Australia]

Author: Paul Robinson, The Age [Australia]

The ACTU warned yesterday it would launch a test case on paid maternity leave unless the Federal Government agreed to introduce a national taxpayer-funded 14-week scheme.

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Article
18 August 2003

Employers back more parent leave

Author: Daniel Clery, West Australian

Australia's biggest industry group is backing a union plan to give working parents extra leave during school holidays.

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Article
17 July 2003

Maternity rights just got better [UK]

Author: Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers

From 6 April, maternity rights just got a whole lot better. For the first time, paternity rights and rights for people adopting children have also been introduced.

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Article
7 July 2003

Most firms not family-friendly - And lack of flexibility may hurt bottom line [Canada]

Author: Eric Beauchesne, CanWest News Service

Most companies still do not help their workers, especially women, juggle the increasing, and often conflicting, demands of family and work, a new federal study has found.

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Article
25 June 2003

Bid to give new fathers unpaid leave [Australia]

Author: Angela O'Connor, The Age [Australia]

New fathers would be able to take up to eight weeks' unpaid leave to share the baby-care workload under a sweeping bid by the ACTU to give parents flexible work arrangements.

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