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Work it out: parenting and employment in Wales

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Meeting: 13/11/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Correspondence from the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip regarding the equality data published by Welsh public bodies - 4 November 2019

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Minutes:

3.2a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip regarding the equality data published by Welsh public bodies.


Meeting: 09/01/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Correspondence between the Chair and the then Leader of the House and Chief Whip in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work

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Minutes:

4.4.a The Committee noted the correspondence between the Chair and the then Leader of the House and Chief Whip in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work.


Meeting: 19/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - consideration of Welsh Government response

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Minutes:

7.1 The Committee noted the Welsh Government response


Meeting: 05/07/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - consideration of the draft report

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Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed and agreed the draft report.


Meeting: 27/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 1)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - consideration of draft report

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Minutes:

1.1.      The Committee discussed the draft report on the inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales.


Meeting: 21/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - consideration of key issues

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the key issues for inclusion in its report.


Meeting: 13/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Leader of the House and Chief Whip and the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work

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6.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Leader of the House and Chief Whip and the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work.


Meeting: 13/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work

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Minutes:

6.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work.


Meeting: 07/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work

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Minutes:

6.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work.


Meeting: 07/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work

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Minutes:

6.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work.


Meeting: 07/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 1)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - consideration of key issues

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Minutes:

1.1 The Committee discussed the key issues.

 


Meeting: 23/05/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - evidence session 9

Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children and Social Care

Julie James AM, Leader of the House and Chief Whip

Jo-Anne Daniels, Director, Communities & Tackling Poverty, Welsh Government

Owain Lloyd, Deputy Director, Childcare, Play and Early Years Division, Welsh Government

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Minutes:

2.1. The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children, Social Services and Older People

·         Julie James AM, Leader of the House and Chief Whip

·         Jo-Anne Daniels, Director, Communities & Tackling Poverty, Welsh Government

·         Owain Lloyd, Deputy Director, Childcare, Play and Early Years Division, Welsh Government

 

2.2 During the session the Minister for Children, Social Services and Older People agreed to provide an initial analysis of the Childcare offer pilot schemes.

 

2.3 During the session the Leader of the House and Chief Whip agreed to provide data on women in STEM industries, in particular recruitment, and retention after maternity leave.


Meeting: 23/05/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - discussion of the evidence received under item 2

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 2 and agreed to write to the Minister for Children, Social Services and Older People and to the Leader of the House and Chief Whip on matters raised during the session.


Meeting: 09/05/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - discussion of the evidence received under items 2 and 5

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2 and 5. 


Meeting: 09/05/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - evidence session 8

Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning

Marcella Maxwell, Head of Economic Action Plan Implementation, Welsh Government

Rachel Garside-Jones, Deputy Director, Employability and Skills, Welsh Government

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Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

·         Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning

·         Marcella Maxwell, Head of Economic Action Plan Implementation, Welsh Government

·         Rachel Garside-Jones, Deputy Director, Employability and Skills, Welsh Government

 

5.2 During the evidence session, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport agreed to provide:

·         the percentage of flexible working patterns, and take-up of shared parental leave from men, in the Welsh Government;

·         a note on any training on unbiased recruitment that might be provided to small businesses as part of the Economic Contract.

 


Meeting: 09/05/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales: evidence session 7

Allison Thomas, Employee Relations Officer, Bridgend Engine Plant, Ford

Vicki Spencer-Francis, Managing Director and Founder, Cowshed

Alex Currie, HR Director, Go Compare

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Allison Thomas, Employee Relations Officer, Bridgend Engine Plant, Ford

·         Vicki Spencer-Francis, Managing Director and Founder, Cowshed

·         Alex Currie, HR Director, Go Compare

 

 

 


Meeting: 03/05/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales

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Minutes:

4.2.a The Committee noted the letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales.


Meeting: 03/05/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - discussion of the evidence received under item 3

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 3.


Meeting: 03/05/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - evidence session 6

Anna Whitehouse, Founder, Mother Pukka

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Minutes:

3.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·         Anna Whitehouse, Founder, Mother Pukka

3.2 During the evidence session, Anna Whitehouse agreed to provide statistics that she has collated from her followers in preparation for the session, as well as any examples of practice from businesses in relation to flexible working.


Meeting: 25/04/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Notes of focus group discussions in relation to pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales

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Minutes:

4.1.a The Committee noted the notes of the focus group discussions.


Meeting: 25/04/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - evidence session 5

Dilwyn Roberts-Young, Deputy General Secretary, UCAC

Jenny Griffin, Area Organiser, Unison

 

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Minutes:

3.1     The Committee received evidence from:

·         Dilwyn Roberts-Young, Deputy General Secretary, UCAC

·         Jenny Griffin, Area Organiser, Unison

 

3.2        During the evidence session, UCAC agreed to provide the report from work undertaken in Westminster in relation to teachers working later in life, due to pension changes.

 

3.3     During the evidence session, UCAC and Unison agreed to provide:

·         examples of good practice of career advice from employers;

·         their views on the impact of automation on the role of teachers, including any future value placed on the caring aspect of the role.


Meeting: 25/04/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - discussion of the evidence received under items 2 and 3

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2 and 3.


Meeting: 25/04/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - evidence session 4

Sarah Rees, Director, Career Women Wales

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Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from:

·         Sarah Rees

 


Meeting: 19/04/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - evidence session 1

Dr Alison Parken, Wales Committee Member, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Rosalind Bragg, Director, Maternity Action

 

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Dr Alison Parken, Wales Committee Member, Equality and Human Rights Commission

·         Rosalind Bragg, Director, Maternity Action

 

2.2 During the evidence session the Equality and Human Rights Commission agreed to provide:

·         an overview of the legal protections to protect women from discrimination as a result of pregnancy and maternity.

 

2.3 During the evidence session the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Maternity Action agreed to provide:

·         examples of good practice from other countries of employers maintaining positive relationships with employees, during pregnancy and maternity leave;

·         written answers to questions not reached during the meeting, including:

- whether careers advice is sufficiently tailored to help women entering or returning to work after having a child; and

- how the Welsh Government’s employability programmes can support self-employed mothers;

- any further information on the Economic Action Plan and Employability Plan.


Meeting: 19/04/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 9)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales: Consultation Responses

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Meeting: 19/04/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - discussion of the evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under items under 2, 3 and 4.


Meeting: 19/04/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - evidence session 3

Emma Webster, Joint CEO & Senior Solicitor, Your Employment Settlement Service

James Moss, Partner, Slate Legal

Bethan Darwin, Partner, Thompson Darwin Law

 

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Minutes:

4.1   The Committee received evidence from:

·         Emma Webster, Joint CEO& Senior Solicitor, Your Employment Settlement Service

·         James Moss, Partner, Slate Legal

·         Bethan Darwin, Partner, Thompson Darwin Law

 


Meeting: 19/04/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - evidence session 2

Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg

Catherine Fookes, Director, Women’s Equality Network Wales

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Minutes:

3.1  The Committee received evidence from:

·         Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg

·         Catherine Fookes, Director, Women’s Equality Network Wales

 


Meeting: 14/02/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales - consideration of engagement options

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered and agreed its engagement options for the inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales.


Meeting: 25/01/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 10)

Inquiry into pregnancy, maternity and work in Wales: consideration of scope and approach

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Minutes:

10.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its terms of reference and approach to the inquiry.


Meeting: 17/01/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Use of antipsychotic medication in care homes - evidence session 16 - Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Jean White, Chief Nursing Officer

Liz Davies, Senior Medical Officer

Andrew Evans, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from the Cabinet Secretary and his accompanying officials.