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Increase Statutory Maternity Pay - make it based on a fair % of earnings.
background
In the current economic climate, more and more companies are not topping up statutory maternity pay the way they used to in the UK. This then seems a punishment for women and their partners for having children, and makes it unaffordable for the professional woman to take a large pay cut.
additional details
As an example, I have worked since the age of 16, progressed up the career ladder, spending thousands of pounds on training, to be an effective citizen and make change in education. However, if I want a child now, my pay would drop from around £2500 to a mere £500 p/month. With a mortgage of £650 this means I am no longer independent and would require my partner to cover costs. How is that fair? It's not. If it was changed, to 50% pay, for example, that makes it fairer for all salaries.
created at
2019-04-06T07:32:40.513000+00:00
updated at
2020-02-26T22:49:28.683000+00:00
closed at
2019-11-03T23:59:59.999000+00:00
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