Position on draft law on Reform of maternity law

The revised maternity law now aims to include students and self-employed women and also aims to give more decision options to the pregnant and nursing women instead of a general employment ban. On this occasion, AGF recalls its statement on the draft law. The statement makes a differentiated approach on the challenge to balance the freedom of the pregnant and […]

Joint declaration by ten organisations on right to limit part-time work

[14. 2. 2017] The family organizations along with nine organizations support the legislative proposal by the German Ministry of Labour, which aims to give a possibility to employees to limit the time period they work in part-time. In a joint declaration of AGF, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, Deutschen Frauenrat, Sozialverband Deutschlands, Arbeiterwohlfahrt, Diakonie Deutschland, Bundesforum Männer, Verband berufstätiger Mütter, Zukunftsforum Familie and […]

Right to return from part-time up to the original working time

[19. 1. 2017] The family organisations of AGF ask for a possibility for employees, that eases their way back to full time after they had reduced their working hours. On occasion of the current data of the German statistic agency on working hours and individual working hour preference, the organisations support the legislative initiative of ferderal minister Andrea Nahles to […]

AGF positions regarding a family friendly economy

[26. 5. 2015] The family organisations point out what changes are needed for a better reconciliation of work and family life, economic stability and social security for families. Working conditions are an important part of family policy, following a broad defintion. Work is often the central system in everyday family life and has deep effects back on it. Regarding the […]