1,000 signatures reached
To: Roderic O'Gorman
Extend Maternity Leave to 12 Months
Review the current maternity leave policy.
Increase Maternity Leave to a minimum of 12 months
Extend paid Maternity Leave to 10 months
Offer a shared Maternity Leave allocation between both parents.
Why is this important?
Insufficient Childcare in Ireland for babies under 1 year
Some mums have to switch to formula feeding after breastfeeding for 6 months as they go back to work
Ireland is one of the worst countries in the EU for Maternity Leave entitlements.
How it will be delivered
We are first working to gain signatures and we will then deliver the petition to Roderic O'Gorman's office personally.
We really need 20% of birthing mothers to sign this to gain any momentum which is 10,000 signatures.