March of the Mummies was a demonstration by Pregnant Then Screwed which took place on Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 12 midday in 6 cities across the UK and one city in California. The demonstration demanded recognition, respect and change for working mums, and dads.
The main demonstration started on Trafalgar Square and we marched to Parliament Square where we presented MPs with 5 demands for change.
Sister marches took place in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester. Families dressed up as mummies (the walking dead kind) to represent the archaic legislation that is currently in place, and of course it was Halloween! Each march was family friendly and although the subject matter is very serious, the marches were fun events with face painters and music
Our 5 demands:
Increase the time limit to raise a tribunal claim from 3 months to (at least) 6 months
Require companies to report on how many flexible working requests are made and how many are granted
Give both parents access to 6 weeks parental leave paid at 90% of salary
Give the self-employed access to statutory shared parental pay
Subsidise childcare from 6 months old, rather than 3 years