Maternity Leave

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984

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Dear Colleague,

We are collecting information about maternity leave pay for firefighters in your fire and rescue service. Below is the information we would like to obtain from you under the Freedom of Information Act.

We would like to receive data relating to maternity leave pay made by your fire and rescue service, the below questions cover the 52 week period (Ordinary Maternity Leave and Additional Maternity Leave):

  1. What pay does a firefighter receive for first 6 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?
  2. What pay does a firefighter receive for the next 12 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?
  3. What pay does a firefighter receive during for the next 21 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?
  4. What pay does a firefighter receive during for the remaining 13 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

 

Q1. What pay does a firefighter receive for first 6 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

Q2. What pay does a firefighter receive for the next 12 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

Q3.What pay does a firefighter receive during for the next 21 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

Q4. What pay does a firefighter receive during for the remaining 13 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Attach a copy of your most recent FRS maternity policy.

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please see responses below.

  1. What pay does a firefighter receive for first 6 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

Maternity Pay with less than 26 weeks service

If an employee has less than 26 weeks service by the end of the 15thweek before EWC they are not entitled to be paid by the Service, but are entitled to claim Maternity Allowance, which will be paid by the Benefit Agency

Maternity Pay with more than 26 weeks service (less than 1 year)

If an employee has more than 26 weeks service but less than 1 year and the end of the 15thweek before the EWC, the first 6 weeks of maternity leave are earnings related and the employee will receive 90% of their normal pay. The remaining 33 weeks of OML are paid at the rate of SMP or 90% of weekly pay if this is less. These benefits include any entitlement to SMP.

Maternity Pay with more than 1 years’ service

If an employee has more than 1 years’ service and on the condition that the employee declares in writing that they will return to service employment for at least 3 months directly following on from maternity Leve, they will receive 26 weeks full pay followed by 6 weeks half pay and then 7 weeks paid at a rate of SMP or 90% of weekly pay if this is less. These benefits include any entitlement to SMP.

  1. What pay does a firefighter receive for the next 12 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

See Question 1

  1. What pay does a firefighter receive during for the next 21 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

See Question 1

  1. What pay does a firefighter receive during for the remaining 13 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

See Question 1

Q1. What pay does a firefighter receive for first 6 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

Q2. What pay does a firefighter receive for the next 12 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

Q3.What pay does a firefighter receive during for the next 21 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

Q4. What pay does a firefighter receive during for the remaining 13 weeks (inclusive) of maternity leave?

 

 

 

 

  1. Attach a copy of your most recent FRS maternity policy.  See attached PDF

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Thursday, 16 January, 2020

Responded: 

Tuesday, 4 February, 2020

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