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Maternal and parental rights during COVID-19

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 17th July 2020

"There’s still a very stubborn resistance to looking at how we can better balance work and childcare."

In this ALLIANCE Live podcast (this link will take you away from our website), Senior Policy Officer Hannah Tweed speaks to Katie Wood, Senior Legal Adviser at Maternity Action (this link will take you away from our website). Listen to find out more about the organisation’s work on maternal and parental rights during COVID-19, and the impact of current policies on people – and particularly women.

Highlights include:

  • Health and safety rights at work during the pandemic
  • Combining work and childcare, and people’s rights and protections
  • Access to the furlough scheme for people returning from maternity, parental or adoption leave
  • Reshaping the maternity and parental leave system to ensure more equal rights and time off for caring

Listen to this ALLIANCE Live podcast (this link will take you away from our website) and read the full transcript of the conversation.

This interview is part of a specially commissioned series by the ALLIANCE’s Academy programme looking at COVID-19 and the Five Provocations for the Future of Health and Social Care.

This information is accurate at the date of publication (17 July 2020).

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