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Changing ratios for 2 year olds in childcare will not decrease costs for parents, it will simply reduce quality amp.theguardian.com/money/2022/jul…
Over 13,000 responses to our summer childcare survey. In light of a pretty depressing announcement expected from the Government tomorrow on their plans to reduce costs we need as much data as we can get our hands on. Please complete pregnantthenscrewed.typeform.com/SummerChildcare
A Survey for a Sunday 📝 ! We know summer childcare costs are particularly tough on U.K. screen industry workers - both freelancers & PAYE and those in between. Share your experience here with the indomitable@PregnantScrewedd 💪 who need data to take to government ⬇twitter.com/pregnantscrewe…cM
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Paul Moreland wants to tax the childless as a way of increasing birth rates. FFS. How about we create a world that actually works for mothers - affordable childcare, flexible working as the default, properly paid & ringfenced parental leave - there’s a few ideas to get you going twitter.com/katbrown/statu…
Over 3,000 of you have already completed our survey about summer holiday childcare and the results so far are 🤯. What an absolute mess. Please keep sharing and completingpregnantthenscrewed.typeform.com/SummerChildcareE
Parents: please fill in our survey about summer childcare. It takes just 8 minutes and the results will be used to continue our campaign for more affordable childcare for everyone pregnantthenscrewed.typeform.com/SummerChildcare
On Thursday this week we were invited to give evidence to the @LondonAssembly Health Committee alongside @PregnantScrewed @fivexmore and @MidwivesRCM on the impact of #COVID19 on the delivery of maternity services in London. See highlights of @mariacbooker giving evidence⬇️
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Trigger warning: giving birth during the pandemic. Yesterday, our CEO gave evidence to the London Assembly. She read out some of the stories we have received. Here is a short clip. If you want to watch the whole session then it’s here (starts 1 hour in) youtu.be/mHGelaC4jbE
NHS statistics out this week demonstrate how that midwife numbers are continuing to plummet in England. The staffing crisis is causing restrictions in choices about where, how and with whom someone chooses to give birth – and this often results in lasting impact and trauma. twitter.com/MidwivesRCM/st…
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We gave evidence today at the London mayoral committee about the impact of the pandemic on pregnant women and maternity units. You can watch back here (about 1 hour in) m.youtube.com/watch?v=mHGela…
Children have a brutal effect on household income, except in Germany where they are kinder economist.com/britain/2022/0…
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I’m not normally in to whataboutary, but knowing the behaviour tolerated in Parliament and then seeing this decision being made is absolutely infuriating. How about focusing on the sexual predators and bullies, and stop putting off women? twitter.com/BBCNews/status…
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If you too are dismayed by the reporting today on babies in Parliament then please sign our petition to ensure MPs are granted maternity and paternity cover change.org/p/ipsa-give-mp… #babyleave
Babies have just been banned from parliament. Of course it was decided by a committee of mostly old rich cis men "There are very few mothers making the big decisions about our laws” @PregnantScrewed & @WRAglobal opendemocracy.net/en/5050/commit… @openDemocracy
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Thank you to @stellacreasy for continuing to raise awareness of the challenges mothers encounter when becoming an elected official. The fight goes on. theguardian.com/politics/2022/…
The Committee was largely made up of men. They stated that they consulted with other external groups, but we are unsure who these groups are. We were not contacted, despite recommendations that they consult with us.
The Government should set the standard for other workplaces. If we can't get this right in the place which sets our laws, what hope is there for the rest of us.
Something we have raised repeatedly with @ipsaUK but has been ignored. Until we make Parliament work for mothers then we will continue to see few mothers standing for election, this is bad for our democracy.
THREAD: Really disappointed by the @CommonsProcCom review into whether MPs can bring their baby into Parliament. The issue is not whether babies should be allowed into the chamber. The issue is that MPs need proper parental leave cover.
MPs should not bring babies into the Commons, review says @Wonklifebalance explains 'Why parental leave matters for gender equality in Parliament' 👉buff.ly/3NsYiD8Q 👊 Join us TONIGHT fo#ParentsInPoliticscs w@PregnantScrewede#AskMumsToStandnd buff.ly/3OaT0NurLJ3
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Incredibly disappointing. So sorry that ⁦@stellacreasy⁩ sensible view isn’t seen. ⁦@PregnantScrewed⁩ surely this is effectively sex discrimination? I thought better of ⁦@LindsayHoyle_MPtheguardian.com/politics/2022/…
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The Health Committee is discussing the impact of the pandemic on maternal services and inequalities in maternal health outcomes. @PregnantScrewed @fivexmore @birthrightsorg @MidwivesRCM Watch LIVE now 👇youtube.com/watch?v=mHGela…G
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Join me at 1pm tomorrow for what is definitely going to be a brilliant discussion with @Joeli_Brearley of @PregnantScrewed & @MumsandTea of @fivexmore about how their campaigns have successfully raised issues into public consciousness ⁦@RosaForWomenevents.zoom.us/e/view/D3ewvDu…
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Ask @PregnantScrewed - having children, caring for them and developing your career and earning potential without skipping a beat is not supported. Not much of an incentive for a generation of women who are no longer only defined by their physical ability to bear children. twitter.com/jameskirkup/st…
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⭐️This THURSDAY join our amazing panel for our event w/ @Joeli_Brearley founder of @PregnantScrewed 👩‍👦What can be done to get more mums into politics? Sign up herebuff.ly/3narbsMu@rhiannonaevansa@n_panjun@ManleyNandan@AlisonMEdend@MumsnetTowerse#thismumvotestCz2
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Today I challenged the government ministers to join me voting to make sure every woman in the UK has the same human right to choose what happens to their bodies. #nowForUK @Abortionrightuk @bpas_1968 @All4Choice @MSIchoices @fawcettsociety @PregnantScrewed @mumsnet
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Currently only women in Northern Ireland have protected human right to an abortion in law. I will be tabling amendment to forthcoming UK bill of rights to guarantee this for all UK women. If you want your MP to vote for it - as will be free vote- tell them! #nowforUK
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Today is your last chance to apply to be our freelance Business Development Manager pregnantthenscrewed.com/we-are-recruit…
✒️ As part of our #ParentsInPolitics event with @PregnantScrewed @elliereeves MP for #Lewisham & #Penge shares her experiences of being a parent & an MP �buff.ly/39NGRPKo@UKLabourr 📅 Register for our event on Thursday, 30th Jun@8pmpm buff.ly/3OaT0Nu2Aah
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2) we need more women in power if we are to stop this assault on our rights. Join us on the 30th June to better understand how to start your career in politics with @5050Parliament pregnantthenscrewed.com/parents-in-pol…
1) please join us on the 29th October for our protest - March of the Mummies where we will be demanding affordable childcare, properly paid parental leave for all parents & all jobs to be flexible: pregnantthenscrewed.com/event-march-of…
If you’re in the Uk & you’re wondering what you can do to ensure progress, rather than a reversal of women’s rights then we need to organise.
Thread: Like many of you, we are so desperately sad about what is happening in America. The anger will come, but for now, we feel utterly bereft. This violence against women and our bodies, on our right to choose, is misogyny in its purest form.
When abortion is banned, women die. This is a grave breach of human rights, and the UK government cannot watch silently from the sidelines. Take action: bpas-campaigns.org/campaigns/roe-…
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@PregnantScrewed I’m lucky in that I would bring home a small profit (after childcare costs) if I go back full time, but I’m not sure I can stomach the thought of working full time for the equivalent of <50p an hour 😬
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Also, if you’re a mum and you are considering standing for election as a Labour MP then there’s now an opportunity to apply for funding via #motheRed
On 30th June at 8pm we are hosting an event with @5050Parliament on what it’s like being a mum in politics with a cracking panel of cross-party councillors & @mumsnet, and you’re all invited #thismumvotes @stellacreasy pregnantthenscrewed.com/parents-in-pol…
With my childcare expected to be around £1,700 a month if I were to go back full time… I would need at least a £43k salary at the bare minimum to just survive. £66k salary to live comfortably. Just bc of childcare… Is that not crazy?!! twitter.com/PregnantScrewe…
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How can you balance parenting and politics? We want more parents, specifically Mums in politics! We're running an event with the brilliant @5050Parliament to unpick how you can balance parenting with a political career! Register here- bit.ly/5050parliament
To put the expense of childcare into perspective, almost two thirds of families in the UK say they spend more, or the same amount, on childcare as they do on rent or mortgage payments, according to a survey this year by @PregnantScrewed, a lobbying group, and @MumsnetTowers.
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Seventy per cent of British voters say the cost of childcare keeps mothers at home newstatesman.com/society/2022/0…
Find out what @Joeli_Brearley from @PregnantScrewed had to say to Parliament regarding shared parental leave and Dads taking up paternity leave: bit.ly/parliamentfocu… #ManDadMedia #ManDadNews
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If you would like to watch our founder @Joeli_Brearley present evidence to the House of Lords, alongside @OlgaFitzRoy as to why we need ringfenced properly paid paternity leave & why all jobs should be advertised as flexible, then you can do so here: parliamentlive.tv/event/index/59…
We are recruiting for a freelance Business Development Manager. Deadline to apply: 27th June pregnantthenscrewed.com/we-are-recruit…
Sad and angry listening to @KateNicholl on @BBCTalkback She doesn't just want to breastfeed in stormont, she's wants what everyone else is entitled to...maternity leave 🤦‍♀️ Depressing that this is still an issue in 2022!@PregnantScrewedd@stellacreasyy
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81% of men with children aged five and under said in a recent survey that childcare benefits would be a “very important” or “somewhat important” factor when deciding whether to stay with a company or switch to another mckinsey.com/featured-insig…
"There is no way women should be having to choose between going through IVF treatment or a career" Conservative MP Nickie Aiken is calling for women undergoing fertility treatment to get statutory time off bbc.in/3zOk1lH
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UK fathers are being let down over paternity leave. The vast majority get just 2 weeks - and many don't even get to have that without work getting in the way. We spoke to @Joeli_Brearley of @PregnantScrewed: ⬇️⬇️ hrmagazine.co.uk/content/news/q…
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My latest piece for @MetroUK is on the huge value of hybrid working & why dinosaurs like Jacob Rees-Mogg, Lord Sugar & Boris are trying to undo so much valuable progress. The stats from @PregnantScrewed & @mother_pukka speak for themselves. metro.co.uk/2022/06/20/wev…
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