Meeting changing needs
Working Better: Meeting the changing needs of families, workers and employers in the 21st century
After a period consultation with employees, employers and leading experts in the field we compiled a report outlining proposals for a new approach to working that will help tackle the gender pay-gap, bring greater support to families, and show modern ways of working are better for the economy. It takes a detailed look at what modern parents say would make a difference to them and offers some possible solutions and initiatives to help make that a reality.
- What affects the choices that parents make in balancing paid work and caring responsibilities?
- What would enable fathers to play a bigger role in parenting?
- How do we fundamentally change our approach to work to benefit everyone?
To support the report we compiled a group of case studies featuring small and big employers as well as employees with different working needs. Watch the case study videos and see how they are already working better.
The links below will take you to coverage of the Working Better launch in the media.
- Commission press release (30/3/09): Commission calls for radical approach to parental leave
- The Times (30/3/09): Time off after childbirth ‘to be shared more fairly between men and women’
- The Guardian (30/3/09): Parental leave: fathers to get months of paid leave in paternity rights shakeup
- The Daily Mail (30/3/09): Maternity leave should be cut to allow fathers to have four months paid leave, says equality watchdog
- The Telegraph (29/3/09): New fathers should get 'eight months paid paternity leave'
Last Updated: 07 Feb 2014