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Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales

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The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee has agreed to undertake an inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work

 

Terms of Reference:
To consider:

  • How the Welsh Government is taking action on the findings of the Equality and Human Rights Commission review into pregnancy and maternity discrimination;
  • How the Welsh Government is working towards its strategic equality objective of “identifying and reducing the causes of employment, skills and pay inequalities related to gender”, particularly in relation to pregnancy and maternity;
  • The extent to which the Welsh Government’s Economic Action Plan and employability programmes address issues faced by mothers;
  • Whether the new childcare offer is matched with targeted support for mothers to enter or return to work, and
  • The extent of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in Welsh public sector (and variances between difference groups of women), and examples of good practice.

 

Evidence gathering

The Committee consulted on this topic. The responses have been published.

 

Report

Work it out: Parenting and employment in Wales – July 2018

Welsh Government response – September 2018

Spark report - Work it out: Parenting and employment in Wales

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 19/01/2018

Documents

Consultations

 

 

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