Fianna Fáil call for one-year maternity leave
on 03/09/2013 12:03:21
The party has published a document calling for greater standards in childcare, more supports for parents, and provisions to make the service more affordable.
"One of the suggestions that we have made is that they should look at extending the paid maternity leave to 52 weeks on an incremental basis over the next number of years," said Children's Spokesperson Robert Troy.
"What we want the Government to do is commit to a cost analysis to look exactly at what the costs are, and to look at what it would cost to introduce measures such as tax relief, [or] maybe introduce a payment similar to family income supplement," Troy said of the party's wider plans.