Czech Republic - Young mothers driven out of direct labour start businesses - December 31, 2015

A survey by the Sociological Institute of the Science Academy (AV) showed that young mothers are often forced to rely on self-employment. Mothers with small children found it difficult to find or retain jobs after returning from maternity leave. Despite legal obligations for employers to guarantee mothers’ jobs, women often found that their jobs had disappeared or were dismissed shortly after returning. Researchers reported 30% of women who took two years of maternity leave and nearly all mothers who took longer breaks lost their jobs when they wanted to return to work. Self-employment among young mothers increased by 74% in the last years, while many indicated in the survey they would have preferred some form of direct labour.

English: http://praguemonitor.com/2015/12/03/young-czech-mothers … 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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