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Fight for 26 weeks paid parental leave to go on

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:02 am | 26 for Babies

The coalition to support 26 weeks paid parental leave says that public demand for six months leave with a new baby is not going away, and the group will continue to push for government to do more to support better outcomes for children up to the ... More >>

Don't play politics with babies and families today

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 10:41 am | 26 for Babies

Lobby group 26 for Babies is urging National not to play politics on a bill to extend paid parental leave when it comes up for further deliberations today. More >>

National must not stop further paid parental leave increase

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 2:59 pm | 26 for Babies

26 for Babies is welcoming further progress of legislation to increase paid parental leave, but warns National that a veto could undermine the good progress made in the budget. Finance Minister Bill English has indicated that government may overturn ... More >>

Increase to paid parental leave a start

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 2:47 pm | 26 for Babies

Today’s announcement of an extra four weeks paid parental leave in stages is a good development for New Zealand families, but must be part of a government plan to increase the leave even further over time, says 26 for Babies. More >>

Time to deliver on paid parental leave

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 9:59 am | 26 for Babies

It’s time to deliver on extend paid parental leave, lobby group 26 for Babies says. This is the message the Prime Minister will be sent when 26 for Babies supporters and their children meet today to hand decorate a large banner calling on government ... More >>

Parental leave extension costs officially halved

Friday, 28 February 2014, 12:03 pm | 26 for Babies

Official figures for the total cost of extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks have been released and are less than half the $500 million figure Finance Minister Bill English originally claimed. More >>

National support welcomed but 26 weeks PPL best for babies

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 3:29 pm | 26 for Babies

The 26 for Babies collation is welcoming the positive statements from National about extending paid parental leave but says that the government must deliver a decent increase for babies and families. There are good reasons that legislation and child ... More >>

Thousands send message supporting stance on parental leave

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 10:27 am | 26 for Babies

This Christmas, thousands of New Zealanders are sending National a message of support and encouragement on their new stance on extending paid parental leave. More >>

Encouraging signals on paid parental leave extension

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 12:10 pm | 26 for Babies

There is good news for parents heading into Christmas, with promising signals of support in Parliament for an extension to paid parental leave, 26 for Babies said today. More >>

Teddy Bears Picnic won’t bear paid parental leave veto

Monday, 19 August 2013, 1:55 pm | 26 for Babies

A Teddy Bears Picnic will be held on Friday August 23 to tell the Government not to use its power of financial veto on Sue Moroney’s Bill to extend paid parental leave. More >>

Postcards to PM Over Paid Parental Leave Presented

Friday, 26 July 2013, 5:08 pm | 26 for Babies

26 for Babies, a group campaigning in support of an extension to paid parental leave, will this afternoon present Sue Moroney MP with the first batch of postcards to the Prime Minister, calling on him not to veto her bill extending paid parental leave. More >>

Thousands send anti-veto message to Prime Minister

Friday, 26 July 2013, 3:13 pm | 26 for Babies

Pressure is building on the National Government not to use a financial veto on legislation to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. Sue Moroney, sponsor of the Bill will be presented with thousands of signed postcards today, calling on John Key to invest ... More >>

Employer support for extended paid parental leave welcome

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 12:56 pm | 26 for Babies

Financial concerns with a bill extending paid parental leave are not irresolvable, the 26 for Babies campaign said today following an endorsement from a major employers organisation. More >>

Paid parental leave extension should be allowed to proceed

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 2:16 pm | 26 for Babies

A select committee considering a bill to extend paid parental leave has this morning been told that there are no good reasons for the Finance Minister to use his financial veto to stop the bill going through. More >>

No valid arguments against extending paid parental leave

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 11:07 am | 26 for Babies

The community coalition established to promote extending paid parental leave, 26 for Babies, today delivered a strong message to parliament that no good arguments had been put up against legislation. More >>

Jaquie Brown Leads Support For Extending Paid Parental Leave

Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 9:54 am | 26 for Babies

Jaquie Brown Leads Strong Support For Extending Paid Parental Leave After rallying together over 100 children and whanau at a flash mob in Britomart led by Jaquie Brown, 26 for Babies is holding a public meeting to promote Sue Moroney’s Bill to extend ... More >>

Jaquie Brown leads strong support for extending paid parenta

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 3:19 pm | 26 for Babies

After rallying together over 100 children and whanau at a flash mob in Britomart led by Jaquie Brown, 26 for Babies is holding a public meeting to promote Sue Moroney’s Bill to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. The meeting will be held at The Fickling ... More >>

Paid Parental Leave Bill Deserves Full Consideration

Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 3:13 pm | 26 for Babies

Media release: 26 for Babies Wednesday October 17, 2012 Paid Parental Leave Bill Deserves Full Consideration By Parliament A bill extending paid parental leave deserves careful consideration by Parliament, including over the costing of the bill, the ... More >>

Jaquie Brownleads Britomart Flash Mob

Friday, 28 September 2012, 11:50 am | 26 for Babies

Jaquie Brownof TV show ‘ Keep Calm and Carry On’ will lead aflashmob of “…anyone who has a baby or has been a baby…”tomorrow morningin Britomart station to ride the trains. The group will be askingAucklanders to “Get on Board” and support ... More >>

Coalition launched to extend paid parental leave

Thursday, 26 July 2012, 10:03 am | 26 for Babies

Media Release 26 July 2012 26 for Babies – Coalition launched to extend paid parental leave The campaign to extend paid parental leave received a big push today, with the launch of the 26 for Babies coalition at parliament today, attended by 26 babies ... More >>

 

 

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