Parental pay

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5238
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you welcome Aviva's move to introduce 26 weeks leave on full basic pay, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation to parents who have given birth, adopted or chosen surrogacy? If the policy is successful, would you encourage other London employers to follow suit?

Answer

Answer for Parental pay

Answer for Parental pay

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I welcome employers such as Aviva introducing policies to promote equality and fairness in the workplace, which is one of the central aims of my Good Work Standard. I have sought the views of a range of organisations to make sure that my Good Work Standard focusses on the right goals and objectives. My officers are currently looking at the responses to the call for evidence which closed on 18 September and will provide me with advice on taking this forward.