Maternity, Paternity & Carers Rights

We know from listening to our members that they have an increasing number of questions about maternity and parental rights. This section is designed to help members with these questions and to support pregnant women and new mothers at work.

An Usdaw Guide to Maternity and Parental Rights contains information on:

  • Health and Safety
  • Leave and Pay
  • Returning to Work
  • Miscarriage and Stillbirth
  • Extra Money for Mothers and Babies
  • Sickness and Redundancy
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Rights for Agency Workers

There's also a Maternity Rights Calendar that flags up important dates during pregnancy. For example, the week in which women are required to give notice to their employer of the date they want to start their leave.

Don’t forget that help and advice is always available. Maternity and parental rights can be complex and confusing so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need to. You can contact your Area Organiser or the Equalities Section at Central Office, Tel: 0161 224 2804.

For more information about Usdaw or to join contact your Union Rep or call 0845 60 60 640 or join online today!

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