Swinson secures parental leave transparency from major employers

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson has today [27/09/2018] announced ten major employers have agreed to publish their parental leave and pay policies.

The move comes in response to the Liberal Democrat MP’s campaign for greater transparency on parental leave and pay.

Ms Swinson praised these employers for “setting an excellent example, demonstrating to others they can do it too.”

The ten companies, representing around 200,000 employees, the former Liberal Democrat Business Minister has struck an agreement with include:

  • Accenture
  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Barclays
  • Direct Line Group
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Linklaters
  • PwC
  • RBS
  • Santander

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson MP said:

“Greater transparency will create a more supportive culture for new parents.

“If we are serious about tackling discrimination against new parents and pregnant women in our workplaces, we need more employers to get on board.

“Liberal Democrats demand better. Government Ministers should back my Bill to require all large organisations to publish their policies.”

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This latest campaign victory comes after Jo Swinson secured agreement last month from the UK Government to publish parental leave details for all government departments.

Jo Swinson is now pursuing a Private Member’s Bill, tabled on 6 June 2018, to require organisations with more than 250 employees to publish details of their parental leave and pay policy.

The ten employers, including a breakdown of the number of their employees, who have agreed to support the Bill are: Accenture (11,000+ employees), Addleshaw Goddard (1667 employees), RBS (53,000 employees), Barclays (48,700 employees), Direct Line Group (10,000 employees), EY (15,000), KPMG (14,500), Linklaters (2,199 employees), Santander (24,000 employees) and PwC (18,000 employees).

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