Start Strong Families and Work: A Chance for Change

Published date: 
Monday, September 29, 2014

Ireland is lagging behind Europe on Family Leave and compares poorly to other European countries on issues such as maternity leave, paternity leave and work life balance policies.

This briefing note on Family leave, jointly published by Start Strong, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI), shows how the upcoming Family Leave Bill, provides a a real chance for change in how Government policies can help families to balance work and family life.