2015/04 Help us with the final push on the "Maternity Leave Directive"#Delivernow
The European Commission announced that the directive will be withdrawn if there are no advancements in the negotiations in the Council by the 25th of May! The proposal is aiming at extending the maternity leave period at EU level from 14 to 18 weeks with 100% compensation.
MMM has asked its member associations and other NGOs in countries that are opposing the start of the negotiations to send a letter to their Ministers responsible for this directive asking them to reconsider their position and engage in negotiations. These countries are Germany, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, Latvia, Denmark, Cyprus and Slovenia. In addition, to countries that are not opposing, MMM has also sent a letter asking for their support to convince opposing countries.
We have also sent a letter to the Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, together with other social EU organizations asking him to save the maternity leave directive.
In addition, MMM has joined forces with the European Women’s Lobby and signed this petition and we are encouraging others to sign it via social media (Facebook and Twitter).