@JeremyVineOn5 | 156,007 followers
Is it OK for new fathers to take a year off from work?

NatWest has told its male bankers that they can take a full year off when they become a father.

They say they want their business to be family friendly.

But is a whole year too much?

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In reply to @JeremyVineOn5
They should get more time than 2 weeks for sure! My son was born 5 days into lockdown and the bond my husband and son have is amazing as he was off too! We are stronger for it, and did everything together!
In reply to @JeremyVineOn5
I’m guessing they offer the same amount of time to Mothers? If so… amazing idea! 🙌
In reply to @JeremyVineOn5
the idea of a father is providing why the mother is at home. So yes some paternity leave, but not a year I don't think.
In reply to @JeremyVineOn5
Unless it's paid leave, who can afford to take a year off?
In reply to @JeremyVineOn5
only bankers can afford it
In reply to @JeremyVineOn5
Can't see the point of it. We all managed perfectly well. If men can afford it up to them. Women can take a year off but their pay is cut as the year goes on
In reply to @JeremyVineOn5
they can afford to do it now the caps been lifted... rich get richer, and rich get to work less...
In reply to @JeremyVineOn5
Bankers can afford to. However I bet the branch staff won’t get a year off.
In reply to @JeremyVineOn5
It's between the employer and employee, none of our concern
In reply to @JeremyVineOn5
A man is supposed to go to work. It’s the way it always has been and always will be.
In reply to @JeremyVineOn5
It’s up to NatWest what they think suits staff. Their business their choice. Staff they hire know this when they take the job. They have the choice then too. If you don’t agree don’t work for them!
In reply to @JeremyVineOn5
If you could take the year off after your wife has finished maternity leave, the child could have a full time parent for nearly two years and you would save a fortune on childcare. If both parents are off at the same time, it would be a complete waste and completely unnecessary.
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The bank seems to think it's a good idea. It's not like they're taking workers rights away thankfully.


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