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Debates
Thursday, 4 April 2019 - Brussels Provisional edition

Work-life balance for parents and carers (debate) (debate)
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  Siôn Simon (S&D). – Mr President, this measure, proposed two years ago and five months in trilogue, is an example of a piece of legislation which doesn’t provide a one—size—fits—all solution, which is flexible and allows great opportunity for Member States to make their own laws and implement them themselves according to their own context and customs, but which gently raises the floor for everybody.

So even some of the wealthiest and highest level of protection countries, like the UK, will see people benefit without being told what to do by Brussels bureaucrats. Parents in the UK will have paid parental leave. Carers in the UK will have paid parental leave under this measure if the UK remains in the European Union.

 
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