Report of the Working Group on the review and improvement of the maternity protection legislation January 2001

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/245774
Title:
Report of the Working Group on the review and improvement of the maternity protection legislation January 2001
Authors:
Working Group on the Review and Improvement of the Maternity Protection Legislation
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Issue Date:
Jan-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/245774
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This Report is the result of the deliberations of the Working Group on the Review and Improvement of Maternity Protection Legislation, and it makes key recommendations which will significantly improve maternity protection in this country. The speed with which this Government has already begun to implement the recommendations is clear evidence of its commitment to promoting the equal opportunities agenda. The Government has decided to make relevant changes to adoptive leave legislation in line with the recommendations in this Report. The increased periods of leave and other improvements recommended by the Group are also evidence of the growing awareness of the need for a greater balance between work and family responsibilities. Implementation of the Recommendations of the Working Group will make the workplace a better place to be for pregnant women and new mothers. The shortage of childcare places for babies is well-known, and improvements in maternity leave will help towards easing the childcare situation in respect of this category of children. The achievement of the Working Group in reviewing maternity protection legislation is commendable. There have been significant changes in the labour market and the workplace since the Maternity Protection Act came into operation in 1994 and the Report makes a valuable contribution in discussing the issues that have arisen in relation to the operation of a complex body of legislation over this period. The Working Group on the Review and Improvement of Maternity Protection Legislation mer between April and November, 2000. The Group comprised the social partners and representatives from relevant Government departments and agencies. I would like to thank all the members of the Working Group who achieved an immense amount within a short timeframe in reviewing a complex body of legislation and coming up with a significant package of recommendations.
Keywords:
MATERNITY SERVICE; LEGISLATION; EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWorking Group on the Review and Improvement of the Maternity Protection Legislationen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-25T10:06:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-25T10:06:08Z-
dc.date.issued2001-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/245774-
dc.descriptionThis Report is the result of the deliberations of the Working Group on the Review and Improvement of Maternity Protection Legislation, and it makes key recommendations which will significantly improve maternity protection in this country. The speed with which this Government has already begun to implement the recommendations is clear evidence of its commitment to promoting the equal opportunities agenda. The Government has decided to make relevant changes to adoptive leave legislation in line with the recommendations in this Report. The increased periods of leave and other improvements recommended by the Group are also evidence of the growing awareness of the need for a greater balance between work and family responsibilities. Implementation of the Recommendations of the Working Group will make the workplace a better place to be for pregnant women and new mothers. The shortage of childcare places for babies is well-known, and improvements in maternity leave will help towards easing the childcare situation in respect of this category of children. The achievement of the Working Group in reviewing maternity protection legislation is commendable. There have been significant changes in the labour market and the workplace since the Maternity Protection Act came into operation in 1994 and the Report makes a valuable contribution in discussing the issues that have arisen in relation to the operation of a complex body of legislation over this period. The Working Group on the Review and Improvement of Maternity Protection Legislation mer between April and November, 2000. The Group comprised the social partners and representatives from relevant Government departments and agencies. I would like to thank all the members of the Working Group who achieved an immense amount within a short timeframe in reviewing a complex body of legislation and coming up with a significant package of recommendations.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStationery Officeen_GB
dc.subjectMATERNITY SERVICEen_GB
dc.subjectLEGISLATIONen_GB
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENT LEGISLATIONen_GB
dc.titleReport of the Working Group on the review and improvement of the maternity protection legislation January 2001en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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