Time to Deliver the Maternity Leave Directive!

Posted on May 8, 2015

More than 4 years ago, 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.

Following the vote on 06 May 2015 on the Maternity Leave Directive, the European Women’s Lobby invites you to make your voice heard to make sure that the Maternity Directive is back on the European political agenda by signing the petition now!

For more information:

  • To read the European Parliament FEMM Committee’s press release, click here.
  • To see the Video “Maternity leave: the final push”, click here.