EPSU joins call to fight for a decent maternity leave

(11 July 2014, Brussels) The proposal to strengthen maternity leave and the rights of women who have recently given birth and/or are breastfeeding, commonly referred to as the Maternity Leave or Pregnant Workers’ Directive is being withdrawn by the European Commission and Council as part of the so-call 'REFIT' agenda.

European Trade Unions, through the ETUC, together with EPSU and women's organisations under the European Women's Lobby (EWL) make an appeal to the European Parliament to oppose this proposed withdrawal.

EPSU considers that this will be extremely negative for the new Commission to start on such a wrong-footing. And the EP must show its strength to defend women's, specially, working women rights.

- Letter - Call for your support for the revision of the Maternity Leave Directive