Substantial increase in support available for parents and carers.
Skanska UK is enhancing its maternity, paternity, adoption and dependents benefits with immediate effect. The details of these improvements are:
- Maternity and adoption leave has been increased to 26 weeks’ fully paid leave.
- Paternity leave has been increased to eight weeks’ fully paid leave. This can be taken in one week blocks over 12 months from the birth or placement of the child.
- Parental bereavement leave has been extended for colleagues who are affected by miscarriage, providing up to two weeks’ paid leave.
- Dependents leave has been increased to up to one week’s paid leave.
“I’m delighted that we’re able to announce these significant enhancements to the support Skanska UK provides for parents and carers,” says Executive Vice President, Harvey Francis.
“We’re providing greater support to all families (including adoptive and LGBTQ+ parents) at the time when they need it most, whatever their circumstances and furthering our commitment to making Skanska a great place to work.
“Supporting our employees’ family responsibilities with this package of improvements is simply the right thing for us to be doing. We recognise the importance of flexibility for families, and this has been central to our thinking throughout this process.
“These changes support all parents to take time away from work to be with their family at this valuable time,” says Skanska UK’s Women’s network lead, Christina Kio-Bennett. “This is an important step forward in our journey to achieve gender equality.”