Following the enactment of the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016, fathers now qualify for two week paid parental leave. The scheme is administered by the Department of Social Protection. The allowance is for €280 per week to the maximum of two weeks.
Diageo staff are generally entitled to one week’s paid leave at their current rate of pay. The GSU has written to the company seeking to have this paternity leave increased to two weeks in line with the new legislation. Members will be kept informed of how this claim is progressing.