Labour set to reject National move for parental leave for both parents at same time

first_imgNZ Herald 14 November 2017Labour is likely to oppose a National Party amendment to allow fathers and mothers to take paid parental leave at the same time under a proposed amendment to the Paid Parental Leave Bill.National’s justice spokeswoman Amy Adams will put in an amendment to the Bill currently going through Parliament to allow parents to take some of the leave entitlement at the same time, rather than one parent only.She said the fulltime support of both parents was important in some cases, such as multiple births or premature births where a baby had higher needs.“What they need most at that time is for both partners to be together for a short period of time to bond and work with each other.”The Paid Parental Leave Bill which will increase paid leave from 18 to 22 weeks next year and 26 weeks in 2020.Labour’s Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said Labour was yet to see the wording but was likely to oppose the amendment.He said Labour could consider such a move in the future but was concerned it would reduce the time a child would have with primary caregivers.“The whole purpose of providing Paid Parental Leave is to provide time for babies to bond with a primary caregiver.”READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11943848last_img read more

Donegal tourism businesses set to make the connection online

first_imgThe best of our county is set to be showcased online in novel ways following today’s Donegal Tourism Seminar in Letterkenny.From viral videos to quirky shop signs, the movers and shakers in local tourism learned today how going digital is the key to engaging people online and promoting Donegal. With the likes of Slieve League, Glenveagh and stunning beaches, the natural beauty of the county may speak for itself, but it takes social media and clever marketing to encourage visitors to come and enjoy them, as attendees learned at the seminar in An Grianan Theatre. Donegal Tourism Ltd and Donegal County Council invited keynote speakers Barry Walsh, Digital Marketing Executive of OSD, and Darragh Doyle, an online audience strategist, to educate Donegal tourism businesses on how they can maximise their potential. This involved online strategies relating to social media, e-mail marketing, SEO, tourism trends, website internationalisation and more.The message of the day was that the future is bright for Donegal tourism, and businesses have never before had so many opportunities to demonstrate how Donegal can be a world-class tourism destination on the Wild Atlantic Way.Plus, connecting with tourists before, during and after their holidays can ensure they find the best hotels, restaurants and activities to have a great experience here.Future plans for marketing Donegal tourism in 2017 are set to be focused online, which were highlighted by Chairman of Donegal Tourism Ltd and Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Mr. Seamus Neely. “We will continue to promote Donegal to the UK and US market, but will also increase marketing activities towards other EU markets such as France and Germany with plans in place towards internationalisation of our online presence including aspects such as translation and multi-lingual focused marketing campaigns,” Neely said.  Donegal tourism businesses set to make the connection online was last modified: October 4th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more