Fathers get more leave to celebrate

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Fathers of newly born children are being given more time off work to celebrate the birth of their children. Paternity leave has increased from two days to up to six days in some organisations, says the Public Services Tax and Commerce union. New agreements this year have boosted paternity leave to four days in the Welsh Office, three days in the Home Office, five days in the Crown Prosecution Service and six days at British Nuclear Fuels.

"PTC officials have negotiated worthwhile increases in a wide range of organisations, with many new fathers now having an entitlement to at least five days of paternity leave," a report in the union's journal said.