Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Something for Dad's to Think About - Family Life or Work?

Generally I do not note press releases on here but I am making an exception for New Research Claims Fathers Choose Family Life Over Work. Maybe American fathers should be asking why we do not have these kind of proposals here:

PR Log (Press Release)Dec 02, 2009 – This comes at a time where concerns have been expressed about an alleged worsening of the work-life balance in the UK. Indeed, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) suggests that the majority of working dads are not happy with their current work-life balance, with as many as two in three fathers stating that they need to spend more time caring for their children. The report also found that more than six out of ten fathers work more than 40 hours a week.

Earlier this year, the organisation introduced proposals for a 10-year-plan, in a bid to further encourage equal rights when it comes to maternity and paternity leave. One such proposal included an additional four months of parental leave, after the mother’s initial six months leave, which either parent could take, with at least eight weeks at 90 per-cent pay.

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