0 Have your say Theresa May has signalled her support for a potential rethink of parliamentary rules over maternity leave after pregnant MP Stella Creasy admitted feeling forced to choose between “being an MP and being a mum”. The Labour MP for Walthamstow said the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), which regulates MPs’ pay, does not recognise that MPs go on maternity leave and does not provide for any paid cover for work carried out outside the parliamentary chamber.The Prime Minister’s official spokesman told a Westminster briefing: “No-one should have to choose between being a mum and being an MP.“While Parliament has made positive changes to becoming more family friendly in recent years, such as introducing proxy voting and changing sitting hours, Stella Creasy’s comments highlight that there is much more to do. “It is ultimately up to the independent Ipsa to make decisions on pay … [Read more...] about May signals support for rethink of MPs’ maternity leave
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Millions of workers in the UK are unaware of their rights when it comes to maternity leave - including how the law protects them from unfair dismissal. That's according to a new report that suggests women could be leaving themselves at risk while on leave - because they don't know their full rights. Only half of Brits know that you cannot be dismissed for having time off sick because of your pregnancy, a report by Direct Line found. Just two fifths are aware that you are protected against unfair treatment, unfair dismissal and discrimination because of pregnancy, childbirth and maternity leave. The biggest misconception, however, was found to be the non-negotiable period off work after childbirth. Three quarters of people in the UK do not know that it’s compulsory to take two weeks off work following childbirth, or four weeks if you work in factory. Those looking to stay engaged with their work and colleagues, and earn money whilst doing it, also have the right to up … [Read more...] about Maternity leave myths busted
Gemma Atkinson was all smiles as she left the Hits Radio studios in Manchester after her final breakfast show. The mum-to-be has presented her last breakfast show for the station before going on maternity leave - and she was joined by her co-host Dave Vitty, aka Comedy Dave, as she carried her gifts out of the building in Castlefield. Gemma, who is expecting her first child this summer with professional dancer Gorka Marquez from Strictly Come Dancing, will switch to hosting the drive time show when she returns to Hits Radio. The day before going on maternity leave she proudly shared a before and after pregnancy photos of herself in bikini. Fitness fanatic Gemma , 34, told her Instagram followers: "Couldn’t be more proud of what my body has accomplished growing my little human. It’s my best PB ever! "The changes are remarkable, especially in these last weeks. The fact my sister has done this three times astounds me, because I always thought I was the tough one." "I gave … [Read more...] about Gemma Atkinson leaves Hits Radio to go on maternity leave
ALEX Jones will soon be making her temporary exit from BBC One's The One Show following the news that she's pregnant with her second child. Fans are eager to know when the popular TV presenter will be giving birth and who her replacement will be while she's off the air. Here is what you need to know. When is Alex Jones' baby due? The TV host confirmed her pregnancy on The One Show on December 10 2018. Alex hasn't revealed when her baby is due exactly, but it's rumoured to be in the spring. Typically, most mothers share their baby news after reaching the 12 mark upon being told that their little one is in good health. If Alex was around 12 weeks pregnant when she decided to announce it, this would mean her baby is due in June. The One Show host admitted she was undecided about when to share her pregnancy news at first, however, after her belly "popped", she decided to tell her fans. It's not yet known whether Alex will be having a boy or girl as she has chosen not to find out the … [Read more...] about When is Alex Jones’ baby due, who is her husband and when is she leaving The One Show to go on maternity leave?
It's only three months down the road, and as she feeds and cuddles baby Bobby, she looks as if she's been doing this motherhood thing for years, not to mind the fact that the house, which is in south Co Dublin, is already warm, elegant and welcoming, with most rooms fully furnished. And she looks amazing - possibly the best she's ever looked. Glenda and her husband, Rob MacNaughton, moved into the house on a Monday, and Bobby arrived the following week, two weeks earlier than expected. "I had only finished work the Friday before. I was very sick throughout the pregnancy, vomiting every day. I had that condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum, so I went into the Coombe on the Monday to see how things were going, and my waters broke in the car park," she explains. The fact that Glenda has been juggling different roles all her life probably stood to her at this stressful time. The TV-watching public know Glenda as one of Xpose's top presenters, as well as more recently the presenter of … [Read more...] about Glimpse inside Glenda Gilson’s home as she chats motherhood, maternity leave and Trump