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Employers are positive about paternity leave, though arrangements can be tricky

Employers or superiors resistance to prevent only rarely fathers long paternity leave you.

Dad tells me quite often very positive attitude towards the fathers of the free, Health and well-being of the institution's special investigator Johanna Närvi said.

the Parents freely distributable free however, usually still the mother. The coil according to statistics, the year 2016 children born to fathers on parental leave, only less than ten percent.

fathers last year, paternity and parental leave by an average of 36 working days. More than two-thirds have to free the child after birth at the same time as the mother. Less than half have the independent freedom to the mother's return to work. A quarter of fathers don't have freedom at all.

the investigator estimated that the fathers of the minor's paternity in the rear are views of fatherhood and motherhood.

– the Division of labor has developed very long period of time, Närvi said.

närv according to can not say unequivocally, that the father you want to keep free, or that the mother let them keep them. According to him it is largely about the fact that when the mother is supposed to at the beginning of the maternity leave, he'll stay later too unforced to care for the child home.

on the other Hand it's more complicated starting to feel like the idea that the father would in turn home (to care for the child). Of course fathers use longer free, but quite rarely other than to the fathers named, Närvi tell.

Small workplace more difficult to organize

Paternity leave lasts for a maximum of 54 working days, or about nine weeks. Dad can keep the free no more than 18 working days during the period when the mother receives maternity or parental allowance. The rest of the paternity leave will be held after that.

the national pension institution according to last year's parents ' day the money received just under 60 000 dad and more than 80 000 mother.

THL:no Närvi estimates that free-cause in the workplace the biggest problem of tasks arrangement, for paternity leave lasted only a few weeks. Fathers are rarely taken to the deputy paternity leave for a period, which is why the father you have the problem, that their assignment pile up the others, or remain completely untreated.

– This is one of the major factors why long free staying perceived as difficult, Närvi consider.

He also recalls that in a small workplace family leave are perceived as a problem. This is not only the fathers but also the mothers in the family leave part. When one worker is left out, it makes it difficult to work the arrangement a lot more than the big jobs.

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in Vaasa Wärtsilä staff steward Ralf Holmlund told me, that the employer generally takes kindly to paternity orders. According to him, the Wärtsilä at work the father, you use very opportunity of paternity leave.

the Company has a lot of journey, which are also young fathers are forced to make around the world. They are between long periods away from home. Holmlund estimates that because of this they are given the opportunity to care for paternity leave, you properly.

Liquid personnel-, security and procurement director of Hannele Jakosuo told reporters that the company is committed to equality and equality promotion. According to him, the company supports equally both sexes the chance to stay for free.

– Men's by family leave have been for years part of the company's equality and equality planning in Finland. We encourage fathers to take family leave, and follow their realization, Jakosuo write the e-mail.

She told me that men use their chances of paternity and parental leave. In contrast, treatment of free men is still low in relation to the men's families the number of children born no.

Jakosuo pointed out that the Liquid supports work and family life coordination, also allowing for flexible hours and teleworking.

'Paternity leave' use on the rise

the Machine in Finland and the Baltic personnel director Elina Jokinen according to Finland during the last few years about two hundred men have used at least part of the paternity of his. A slightly smaller proportion has used full free. Paternity leave will be used in all personnel groups.

Paternity leave use has increased on the Machine in recent years, what Jokinen to keep positive.

– we Encourage to take advantage of paternity leave and also the balanced use of family leave, Jokinen tells.

according to Him, also, the machine in home care to support of fathers has been significantly lower than the paternity of the fathers. The amount varies from year to year, but it has been growing in recent years.

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