PAID MATERNITY LEAVE: AN HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT

From Sharan Burrow, ACTU President What a wait it’s been. Thirty years after Australian women and unions first began campaigning for paid maternity leave, the Rudd Government has finally delivered. The 18-week universal paid maternity leave scheme which…Read More

ACTU and unions welcome paid maternity leave scheme for working mothers

Unions welcome the historic introduction a universal, government-funded paid maternity leave scheme covering the majority of Australian women and their families. “The campaign to win this essential piece of social infrastructure has taken 30 long years,”…Read More

Time is ticking for Paid Maternity Leave

Dear supporters, In the past week there has been some promising news on Paid Maternity Leave. It appears from news reports on the ABC website and in The Australian that the Government is going to include Paid Maternity Leave in this year’s Federal Budget but…Read More

ALERT: Action essential NOW for Paid Maternity Leave

Only five weeks remain until the Government reveals its decision on whether to provide Paid Maternity Leave! A fresh poll out today (9th April) reveals that people and the business community support paid maternity leave (http://tinyurl.com/c35spw). But the…Read More

Action essential NOW for Paid Maternity Leave

------------------------------------------------------ Action essential now for Paid Maternity Leave ------------------------------------------------------ Only five weeks remain until the Government reveals its decision on whether to provide Paid Maternity…Read More

ACTION: It's not too late for Paid Maternity Leave in 2009

ACTION ALERT: It's not too late for Paid Materntiy Leave in 2009 Wow...we're are totally blown away with the awesome support this Cause is receiving. And what's more it's not too late to keep the pressure on to have Paid Materntiy Leave included in this…Read More

ACTION ALERT: Send your MP the Paid Maternity Leave Digital Video Petition

-------------- Background -------------- An ever increasing number of families are suffering considerable financial stress when their babies are born. As a result, many women are now returning to work too early - well before they have physically recovered in…Read More
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