Cut to Maternity Benefit – Demo, Fri Oct 25, 1pm outside Leinster Hous

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CUTS TO MATERNITY BENEFIT – DEMO
This Friday, October 25, at 1pm outside Leinster House
The cut to Maternity Benefit is an attack on women and families. All statutory maternity benefit rates have been standardised to €230 per week for new claimants. For over 95% (23,000) of claimants it will mean a reduction of €32 a week which is a significant drop given the proven high costs associated with caring for an infant. This comes on top of the Budget 2012 measure to tax maternity benefit thereby reducing the real value of the payment further. In less than a year, the cut to maternity benefit is nearly €3,500 per mother. It will mean that mothers may have to return to their jobs earlier than they wish to. (Barnardos Budget 2014 Analysis)
SUPPORT THIS DEMO: 1PM, DAIL EIREANN
Bring Your Own Placards — Bring Your Kids