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#NoDiscrimination - Protect women workers and maternity rights during Covid-19

Published: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Women returning from maternity leave are currently denied access to the Covid-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme.

This particularly affects low paid women workers whose employers do not top up Maternity Benefit, and who solely relied on statutory Maternity Benefit for the duration of their maternity leave.

Take part in NWCI's new #NoDiscrimination campaign and contact your TDs today to urge Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe to ensure women returning from maternity leave can access the Covid-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. 

Simply go to: www.nwci.ie/action/now