Posts Tagged "parental leave"


More parents get paid leave this week

More parents get paid leave this week


Posted By on Apr 7, 2016

This week working parents are eligible for 18 weeks’ paid parental leave after the government’s new Employment Standards Legislation Bill came into force on Friday. TEU vice-president Cat Pausé says the extension of parental leave is important, not just because families will have an extra four weeks to spend with their babies, but also because more families will be eligible. The new law means parental leave payments will also be...

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Parental leave for fixed-term women

Parental leave for fixed-term women


Posted By on Oct 8, 2015

Tertiary Update Vol 18 No 33 Many more tertiary education workers could get access to paid parental leave if changes proposed in the Employment Standards Legislation Bill proceed. TEU women’s officer Suzanne McNabb is welcoming many of the proposed changes to parental leave law in the bill, saying they give more women access to paid parental leave. Although TEU is opposing other sections of the employment standards bill, including...

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Extending paid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 will be better for babies’ health which is better for us all in the long-term, socially and financially, says TEU women’s officer Suzanne McNabb. McNabb is calling on politicians to support MP Sue Moroney’s new member’s bill to extend paid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 weeks. The bill also provides for parents to return to work for a set amount of time without losing their paid...

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  TEU Victoria University Branch Newsletter – September 2014 In this issue: AGM-a-calling: Welcome from the Branch President Ask them Anything: TEU Presidential Election Election Special: Union members could make the difference Election Special: 3 Reasons to Vote Bringing Back Dignity: Sandra Grey speaks to staff, students Vic knocks back Living Wage, but it’s not out ‘We are students, not customers’: Students subvert with soup...

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Modernising parental leave

Modernising parental leave


Posted By on Aug 21, 2014

TEU women’s officer Suzanne McNabb hopes paid parental leave will be easier to access and more suitable for modern workplaces once the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) modernises the Parental Leave Act. MBIE is reviewing the act in the wake of significant political debate overSue Moroney’s bill to increase Paid Parental Leave to 26 weeks. Despite enough support from the majority of MPs, the bill did not become...

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