Sign the petition for better parental leave for dads!

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Employed fathers are paid £140 a week for any time they take off with their child during the 2 weeks of paterntity leave that is availble. Employed mothers can access 6 weeks maternity leave at 90% of their salary, but fathers cannot.

Studies show that involved dads raise happier and healthier children, who have improved learning outcomes. Paternity leave has a direct impact on a child’s performance in secondary school.

To create a society where equality thrives, we first need equality in a home environment. We will never achieve that while our legislation favours only mothers caring for their offspring over fathers.

Tom Higham from Pregnant Then Screwed has started a petition calling on the UK Govt. to give​ ​both parents ​six​ ​weeks​ parental ​leave​ ​paid​ ​at​ ​90%​ ​of​ ​their​ ​salary​. Same sex couples should also have equal access to parental leave.

Please sign the petition by clicking here.

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