Fabian Demicoli

UEAPME signs framework agreement on Parental Leave

 The revised Framework Agreement modifies several provisions of the pre-existing text, such as: the strengthening of parental leave as an individual right, by making a part of it fully non-transferrable; it offers workers a right to request flexible working arrangements when returning from leave; it calls on Member States and/or social partners to establish notice periods to be given by workers when exercising their right to parental leave. It also strives to recognise increasingly diverse family structures and to promote an equal sharing of family responsibilities between men and women. Furthermore, it respects the diversity of measures taken by the Member States in areas such as leave facilities, childcare and flexible working arrangements.

This agreement will be transposed into a Directive by the Council and therefore it will be translated into all the 23 languages of the European Official Journal in the second semester of the year.

 

 

The revised Framework Agreement modifies several provisions of the pre-existing text, such as: the strengthening of parental leave as an individual right, by making a part of it fully non-transferrable; it offers workers a right to request flexible working arrangements when returning from leave; it calls on Member States and/or social partners to establish notice periods to be given by workers when exercising their right to parental leave. It also strives to recognise increasingly diverse family structures and to promote an equal sharing of family responsibilities between men and women. Furthermore, it respects the diversity of measures taken by the Member States in areas such as leave facilities, childcare and flexible working arrangements.

This agreement will be transposed into a Directive by the Council and therefore it will be translated into all the 23 languages of the European Official Journal in the second semester of the year.

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