Well done, Jo! Swinson gets major employers to be more transparent on parental leave…

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/4860335535/in/photolist-8puuqx-nH9KhK-x5gkW-a2Yx4D-8putCp-a32qpS-a2YbjP-9kJJvt-7b8177-8puprR-6SKbQG-6SKbZG-oKCWvp-dkaUyr-v2EDLi-r1tFvY-r1tFHm-9kNUaq-4Mph7K-ChcB23-8puqfH-8pxBCE-8pxDRo-9kJHqK-aWwhx4-9VBBzN-5WEQZB-a2Ybz8-9kJLQR-9kP8co-4icUAV-9kMMvL-9kMSBb-9kMNwd-bYafLo-8purhr-9kKZfe-nzKQ2n-yNYtG-8pup2p-8purRn-hKv96Z-8pupSi-8pust2-bZPiEm-9kP7hq-a32p7J-8upwDg-5MSyss-9kMKy9Jo Swinson, Lib Dem Deputy Leader, has announced nine major employers have agreed to publish their parental leave and pay policies.

Representing around 150,000 employees, the nine companies are:

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

Jo has been campaigning tirelessly for greater transparency on parental leave and pay. Getting these large companies to agree to disclose their parental pay and leave policies sets a standard that other companies will feel more pressure to follow.

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

She went on to say:

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.

This follows on last month’s success, where Jo secured agreement from the Government to publish parental leave details for all government departments.

She 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.

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2 Comments

  • David Ackermn 27th Sep '18 - 9:19pm

    Well yes and no – a number are partnerships who exclude elements of their firms – so Partners make up no reporting on equality. Also they exclude outsourced services such as receptionist, cleaners etc. And all seem o be Lib Dem donors either direct or in kind by paying for Lib Dem interns. Great to see Vince supporting RBS as a model employer.

  • Emma Maddison 28th Sep '18 - 9:32am

    This is fantastic! Making this information publicly available will really start to highlight those employers who are stingy and put pressure on them to improve, as well as giving parents and future parents more power to choose an employer that fits their priorities

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