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Time to Deliver the Maternity Leave Directive

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More than 4 years ago, on 20 October 2010, the Maternity Leave Directive was successfully adopted by  the European Parliament in first reading. It was then blocked in the Council with the excuse that the timing wasn’t right, due to the economic crisis. The European Commission threatened to withdraw the Directive in 2014 in the name of ‘red tape’, AS IF it wasn’t relevant anymore.

We invite you to make your voice heard to make sure that the Maternity Directive is back on the European political agenda again!


We call on the new Commission to keep the Maternity Leave Directive on the agenda

We call on  the European Parliament to maintain its position, adopted by an overwhelming majority in 2010

We call on the Council and the Member States to engage and move forward in negotiating with the European Parliament, to make their official position known, to support a robust Maternity Leave Directive to ensure that all women in Europe have equal rights

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