Consultation outcome

European Commission proposals to amend the Pregnant Workers Directive

This consultation was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

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Summary

BIS seeks views on the European Commission's proposal to amend the Pregnant Workers Directive (92/85/EEC).

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Consultation description

The European Commission published the proposal to amend the Pregnant Workers Directive in October 2008. The directive sets down minimum levels of maternity rights, including leave and pay, which member states must provide.

The department is consulting on the European Commission’s proposal to change the minimum standards set out in the directive, including the likely costs and benefits.