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TUC survey reveals 71% of working mothers denied furlough | Article | News | UNISON National

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A TUC survey of 50,000 working parents has found that 78% have not been offered furlough by their employer during the pandemic, while 71% have had furlough requests refused during the latest school closures. Of the survey respondents, 93% were women, proving that it’s predominantly working mothers who are bearing the brunt of the double-burden of juggling work and childcare. The vast majority of these women are left completely unsupported by both their employers and the government. UNISON national officer Josie Irwin said: “New evidence from the TUC confirms what we always knew, that working mums in particular – many in […]

A deserved tax break for working mothers

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In February, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11210 or the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law (EMLL). The expanded maternity leave benefits under the EMLL are fully tax-exempt. This is the interpretation issued by the BIR in RMC 105-2019. Indeed, this is a deserved tax break for working mothers. Under the law, all covered female workers in the private and public sector, including those in the informal economy, regardless of civil status or the legitimacy of the child, is entitled to 105 days of maternity leave, a considerable increase from the initial 60 days, or 78 days in […]

Fewer Working Mothers in Cambodia Breastfeed

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The story of Sim Ark helps explain a problem in Cambodia that has health experts concerned: fewer Cambodian women are breastfeeding their babies. Before giving birth to her second child, Sim Ark said she did not think much about what a workplace needed to support a new mother. After her first child was born, she stayed at home. But now the 29-year-old works at the You Li International factory in Bavet city, in Cambodia. “I want to have a daycare facility right in my workplace so that I can visit my baby while working,” Sim Ark told VOA. She had […]

Should part-time working mums be paid less than men? Two female writers with VERY different opinions go to war

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REMARKS made by The Chase’s “Governess” that working mothers do not deserve to earn the same as their male counterparts have reignited the gender pay argument once again. Here two writers, Kathy Gyngell and Harriet Minter wade into the debate. Quiz show host Anne Hegerty triggered the debate on working mothers’ pay “I couldn’t have it all – neither can you” says Kathy Gyngell, co-editor of The Conservative Woman Working mums – who are never off the phone to their nannies and always have to rush off because little Johnny has a snotty nose or a school play – expect […]

Stacey Solomon brands working mums ‘f***ing incredible’ as she returns to job – Mirror Online

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Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee our privacy notice Stacey Solomon praised working mums as she returned to her job for the first time since welcoming baby Rex – branding them “f***ing incredible”. The Loose Women presenter went back to work for her first full day today, telling fans she’s working on a new secret project. The 29-year-old, who recently welcomed son Rex with boyfriend Joe Swash, said she was thrilled to be able to take him with her. Sharing a tale about what her life was like when she welcomed eldest son Zachary, 11, Stacey, who is […]

Parenting shortcuts for working mums – 9Honey

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Some things just hang around like a bad smell, and for us working mothers, that’s usually guilt… and sometimes crumbs in our hair. Guilt follows us to the office, where we think, ‘I should be at home with the kids,’ then home, when we feel guilty for thinking about the report due Monday instead of being ‘present’. Bridget Carmady, founder of organic skincare range and mum of two children under six, is all too familiar with this guilt seesaw. But rather than let it paralyse her, she’s decided to turn it on its head by re-framing those things we could […]

Intel Named One of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers | Intel Newsroom

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What’s New: Working Mother magazine announced today that Intel is on the magazine’s 100 Best Companies list for the 12th consecutive year. Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list evaluates and honors companies of any industry that successfully help employees integrate home and work life. The Working Mother editorial team considers every aspect that impacts working mothers, including parental leave, phasing back after leave, fertility benefits, adoption, child- and dependent-care benefits, flexible scheduling, mentoring, sponsorship and opportunities for advancement. “At Intel, our unifying purpose is to create world-changing technology that enriches the lives of every person on Earth. We are honored to be included on Working […]

Biglaw And Balance For Working Mothers? Yes! | Above the Law

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Ed. note: This is the latest installment in a series of posts on motherhood in the legal profession, in partnership with our friends at . Welcome Advocatus Matris to our pages. Click if you’d like to donate to MothersEsquire. It was 5:01 on the dot and I was, once again, headed down the office elevator with the same crew of support staff that clock out at 5:00 every day. I had exceeded my 5.6-hour billing target for the day, and was heading home to spend time with my husband and baby.  It was a Wednesday (pre-pandemic), and I telework Thursdays and […]

Part-time working mums are more productive. Fact.

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I’ve been back at work exactly 2 months. I love it. My boss loves it too. Why? Because I’m so much more productive. I left work last June to have my first baby and have returned to my old job after 10 months on maternity leave. I’m still working as a Commercial Lead, helping companies to invent, launch and scale new experiences, but I’m part-time now and work 3 days a week.Now, I can’t deny that I had my reservations about returning to work; will they think I can do the job, what if I can’t do it. I couldn’t […]

We Need to Talk About Working Mothers

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A blog post by Deputy Director Tracie Guy-Decker. Read more posts from Tracie by clicking HERE. Regina Margareteen (center), co-founder of the Horwitz-Margareten Matzah Company, with her six children. Louis E. Schecter Collection, JMM 1974.21.9. In the midst of this pandemic and quarantine and all that has accompanied them, we need to talk about working mothers. [Steps onto soapbox] There is no lack of evidence that the current reality is taking a huge toll on women, especially working moms. The Washington Post, the Today Show, the New York Times, and NBC News have all featured stories about the undue burden the […]