3 steps-schemes PROPOSAL

Revision of Directive on Maternity leave - compromise to be negotiated

18 weeks statutory leave as follows:

- 6 weeks mandatory fully paid (incl. transfer to partner) +

- 12 weeks paid in accordance with current practice in Member States or min. 85% of previous salary if no particular scheme in place = health and safety at work for pregnant workers = increased employability

- Passerelle clause to parental leave (for the last 2 weeks)

New, separate, Directive on Paternity Leave

Establish paid paternity leave of at least ten working days

Assess the implementation of the revised Parental Leave Directive (which provides for 4 months' parental leave paid in accordance  with current practice in Member States, of which one non transferrable between parents)

Related documents

Position paper
Let's unblock the "maternity leave" directive! Or why this is not an old-fashioned text