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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrie77 View Post
    I support the scheme and the way it's looking now, will not even receive any ftb. I get some ccb and ccr. I have previously received single parent payment, new start, austudy at different times.

    Until recently, I have been working part time and dp and would have received minimal ftb. I also would have been one of the women who would received more from ppl than from working. Plans have changed and baby plans have been put on hold and whatever happens with ppl I will still be better off getting ppl in its current form than before anything was legislated for.

    I believe ppl is and should be a working entitlement and not welfare. Can you imagine how far back it would put women in the workplace if legislation were to make employers pay for their own female employees ppl? That is why it is government funded, albeit as someone said we all pay for it in the long run.

    Generally we will have worked for 10 years give or take when we have children. Even if we were to take 10 years off to raise them, we would still work for about another 20 years after that. For a lot of us, we won't take anywhere near 10 years off work though. If we were to only take 6 months ppl, and then return to work, in whatever capacity, why shouldn't ppl be properly termed as a working entitlement? Or even 6 months ppl and 6 months unpaid.

    The reality is, the way we have to live has changed, the cost of living has increased, society has changed and we need to catch up.
    In other countries, the companies do fund it without batting an eyelid.

    My employer also pays maternity leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    My employer also pays maternity leave.
    As does mine. 16 weeks.

    We've got 6 people going off on maternity leave within the same month.
    Not looking forward to it when that happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    In other countries, the companies do fund it without batting an eyelid.

    My employer also pays maternity leave.
    Companies can't directly fund it or they would just chose male employees over female employees all the time.

    And how unfair for companies that employ a lot more of female employees. Their labour cost would be a lot higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    Companies can't directly fund it or they would just chose male employees over female employees all the time.

    And how unfair for companies that employ a lot more of female employees. Their labour cost would be a lot higher.
    Excellent point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    Companies can't directly fund it or they would just chose male employees over female employees all the time.

    And how unfair for companies that employ a lot more of female employees. Their labour cost would be a lot higher.
    Are you talking about here or other countries?

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    I suspect she means here.

    Which countries are employer funded? Entirely I mean. In the UK it's shared between Govt and employer which I think makes sense.

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    I was saying this as a general rule. valid here there and everywhere.

    A direct funding of PPL from employers would have a terrible side effect to female employment - something no one want to see happening.

    Indirect funding is a different story (taxing all employers as a % of their entire payroll for instance).

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    Just realized something about the proposed new PPL.

    If it does replace current private arrangements (employer paid parental leave) it will have a negative impact on continuity of service...

    In my case of I take 6 months off work with the current scheme I would only lose 3 month continuity of service as my employer gives me 3 months of paid parental leave.
    With the proposed new scheme, I'd lose the whole 6 months.

    Hopefully this is something that will be addressed in the bill.

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    You don't lose any continuity of service while on parental leave.

    Although unpaid parental leave doesn't count toward service for LSL - is that what you mean? Paid does though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    You don't lose any continuity of service while on parental leave.

    Although unpaid parental leave doesn't count toward service for LSL - is that what you mean? Paid does though.
    I read it to mean the latter part of your comment. E.g. While I'm on mat leave from work I still accrue personal and rec leave, but while I'm on paid parental, to my work it's just unpaid leave.


 

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