Will paternity and maternity leave become equal and non-transferable in Spain in the new legislature?

On October 18th 2016, the Spanish parliament approved a proposal to make paternity and maternity leave equal. In practice, this means to increase the paternity leave to 16 weeks (from 2 weeks currently), as maternity leave is 16 weeks. And the most important to advance in the distribution of parental … Continue reading

PLENT proposal for a single EU Directive on paternity/maternity/parental leaves: equal, non-transferable and fully paid leave for each parent!

The Platform for Equal, Non-Transferable and 100% Paid Parental Leave (PLENT) expresses its concern about the persistent inequality between leave for fathers and mothers. This inequality reflects the idea that care is still considered a women responsibility. At present there are two different directives in the EU that are completely … Continue reading

Debate between PLENT and ETUC at the European Parliament

Next Tuesday, 3 rd May 2016, PLENT (International Platform for Equal, Non-Transferable and 100% Paid Parental Leave) will participate in an event organized by the GUE/NGL (European United Left – Nordic Green Left – European Parliamentary Group): “Reviving Parental Leave rights in the EU”. In this debate, our colleague María … Continue reading

PLENT to explain its proposal in Brussels. Come and discuss with us!

This event is organized by the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL). GUE/NGL through the Spanish party “Podemos” (one of the new anti-austerity parties in Spain). At present there are two different directives in the EU that are completely disconnected. One is the Directive on Maternity leave (under DG health), … Continue reading