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Leave demands;Child File;Briefing;The week in Education

Union leaders have attacked Government plans for unpaid parental leave. The TUC wants parents, not employers, to decide when to take leave and wants it to be paid "or supported through the benefits system". Parents of children born after December 15 this year will be eligible for the leave.

Reports compiled by Jon Slater with the assistance of the National Children's Bureau library and information service.

Contributions to jon.slater@newsint.co.uk

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