Join Pregnant Then Screwed in London this Halloween for ‘The March of the Mummies’.

Register your attendance.

Women have babies. Obviously you lot all realise this as you are pretty observant folk, but many UK companies (and Government legislation) are ill prepared for this eventuality.

It has been 14 months since the Government commissioned a report into pregnancy and maternity discrimination was published. This report showed every year, 54,000 women lose their job for getting pregnant. This figure has almost doubled in the last 10 years. The report also demonstrates how difficult it is for victims of this type of discrimination to access justice, with less than 1% raising a tribunal claim.

...Let me say that again - 1 in 9 pregnant women will be pushed out of their job. This experience affects their confidence, their mental health, their career, their relationship with their new baby and their ability to pay their bills.

Since this report, the Government has stalled and stalled, paying lip service to the issue but doing naff all to improve the outlook for working mums. And in that time 70,000 women have been pushed out of their job for daring to want both a family and a career.

On Tuesday 31st October, individuals and families across the UK will come together to stand up for the rights of working mums. Pregnant Then Screwed is organising a major demonstration in London to ask that the Government address this issue urgently. We have 4 demands which will improve access to justice and will better protect working mums. Until we see the Government taking decisive action, we will continue to bang the drum - eliminating pregnancy and maternity discrimination is good for women, families and the economy

The Rally and the march will take place on Tuesday 31st October from 12pm - 2pm. The starting point will be Trafalgar Square, and we’d love as many people as possible to dress as mummies (the walking dead kind!).

If you’re interested in attending, please register so we have an idea of how many people to expect on the day.