Working mothers

Breastfeeding still taboo in the workplace

Less than half (43%) of UK employers are comfortable with breastfeeding at work, according to new research by HR consultancy Peninsula.

Working mums lack sufficient childcare for school summer holidays

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of working mums with primary school age children do not have sufficient childcare for the six-week school summer holidays, according to the TUC.

Government must cut cost of job sharing, urge MPs

MPs and non-profit groups (NGOs) have called on the UK government to make job sharing a mainstream working practice.

Workplace maternity discrimination rife

Unfair treatment towards pregnant women and returning mothers is still common in the workplace, according to exclusive research by HR magazine

Childcare costs rise three times faster than wages

?Working parents with children under five have seen nursery fees rise three times faster than their wages over the past decade, according to the TUC