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					BRANCH MEMBERS QUESTIONNAIRE ON MATERNITY ISSUES

Name……………………………………………Age……………………………

Job (as precisely as possible, specifying PT, FT, hours per week, Temp, Permanent,
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1. Women working at [xxxxxxx] currently receive [xxx] weeks total maternity leave. Do
   you think this is long enough?

    Yes            No             Not Sure


2. If the answer to question 1 was “no”, why do you think maternity leave is not long
   enough? (You can tick as many boxes as you like)

    Women need longer to fully recover from pregnancy and child-birth
    More time is needed to help people adapt to having a new baby in the
    home.
    Women would be more likely to return to work after pregnancy if they had
    The option of a longer period of maternity leave.
    Other reason(s) (Please state below)

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3. Women working at [xxxxxxx] currently receive [xxxxxxxx] maternity pay. Do you
   think this is a sufficient rate of pay during maternity leave? To be eligible for this
   scheme they must have been employed for

    Yes            No             Not Sure

4. If the answer to question 3 is “no”, why do you think that maternity pay is not a
   sufficient rate of pay during maternity leave?

    In the weeks and months following child-birth a mother should not suffer
    financially.
    Maternity pay is not enough to pay for all the essentials that a new baby
    Needs, on top of usual out-goings
    A more generous maternity pay package would improve recruitment and
    retention of female workers
    Other reason(s) (Please state below)

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5. To be eligible for the full maternity leave and pay provision at [xxxxxx], a woman has
   to have been employed for [xxxx] months, otherwise she only receives the statutory
   minimum leave and pay. Do you think this is fair?

   Yes           No            Not Sure

6. do you think women working for [xxxxxx] should be eligible for the full maternity rights
scheme from day one of their employment?

   Yes           No            Not Sure

7. Currently, women working at [xxxxxx] are not permitted to carry untaken annual leave
   over to the next „leave year‟, if they do not take their leave as a result of maternity
   leave. Do you think this is fair?

   Yes           No            Not Sure

8. Do you think women taking maternity leave should be able to can carry all untaken
   annual leave over to the next „leave year‟?

   Yes           No            Not Sure

9. Pregnant women working at [xxxxxx] are not currently entitled to full pay for time off work for
   antenatal care or classes, appointments with a doctor, midwife or health visitor; parent-craft
   classes, and relaxation classes. Do you think this is fair?

   Yes           No            Not Sure

10. Do you think pregnant women working at [xxxxxx] should be paid their full rate of pay
    for time off work for antenatal care or classes, appointments with a doctor, midwife or health
    visitor; parent-craft classes, and relaxation classes?

11. Do you have any other comments to make about maternity provision at [xxxxxx], particularly
    relating to improvements to maternity terms and conditions that you would like to see
    made?

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Thanks very much for taking part. We will report back to you with the results of this survey
very shortly.

				
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