Finland believes fathers play a crucial role in child development. The government offers fathers nine weeks of paternity leave, during which they are paid 70% of their salary.
Finnish society believes in equality, but there is a huge pay gap between man and women, this is only because of maternity and child care leaves from work. Only through key reforms we can make a difference, government earlier planned for a reform but later they stepped back from the plan and that is unfortunate.
Family reform is one of the key issues for reforming the labor market, opposition parties need to pressure government in and out parliament to implement planned reforms. We want to see a equal payment plans. Mothers should get equal opportunity for pursuing equality and improving women's