In an answer to a parliamentary question submitted by Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, EU Vice-President for fundamental rights Viviane Reding refused to withdraw the Commission’s proposals for maternity leave regulation which would cost countries like the UK almost €3 billion (£2.5bn) a year
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A group of MEPs who represent their political groups on the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights Committee have written to Irish Minister of State for Equality Kathleen Lynch calling on her and other EU Ministers to move “the Maternity Leave dossier out of the current deadlock.”
EU plans for 18-weeks compulsory paid maternity leave were extended […]Continue Reading →
Controversial EU proposals for 20 weeks of paid maternity leave were condemned in a speech today by Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis. Marina accused the European Parliament of not listening to Member States on the contentious Maternity Leave Directive. Member States had registered reservations about the European Parliaments proposals.
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Strasbourg, 10th March 2010 — European Parliament plans to grant pregnant women twenty weeks of maternity leave on full pay have been shelved pending a full impact assessment, following demands by the European Conservatives and Reformists group.
Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, ECR women’s committee coordinator, said that she hoped the extra time would enable MEPs to […]Continue Reading →
EU proposals to increase maternity leave to a minimum of 18 weeks – shelved before the European elections – have been revived, Marina Yannakoudakis, women`s committee spokesman and Milan Cabrnoch, employment spokesman for the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament, warned today.
The Women`s Committee has this morning debated the proposals which […]Continue Reading →