August 26, 2014
In July the European Parliament announced to open talks over the maternity leave reform. In 2010 the EP approved in first reading the draft proposal, but it never came into force. The reform cannot be stuck forever, so the European commission recently announced plans to withdraw it, after four years’ deadlock, because there is no common position in the Council.
A new proposal now is aimed at extend fully paid maternity leave from 14 to 20 weeks across the EU.
Length of maternity leave for working women still varies widely from one EU member state to another.
This is a crucial issue, but it is not the only problem Italian women face.
In our country women risk to lose job at any time unless they have a permanent contract.
Imagine an office where girls have the same age, and the same education but do not have the same rights. While an employee could stay at […]