More than 20,000 news mums in Scotland will benefit from an increase in statutory maternity pay if Jeremy Corbyn wins the race to Number 10, Labour have said.
The measure is one of a raft of reforms due to be announced today as part of a plan to transform the workplace for women.
Dawn Butler, Labour’s shadow secretary for women and equalities, has called it a “step-change in how women are treated at work”.
Some of the measures will include a new workers’ protection agency, which will work in partnership with HMRC to fine organisations that fail to report their gender pay and a move to increase maternity pay from nine to 12 months.
Ms Butler said: “Labour will deliver a workplace revolution to bring about a step-change in how women are treated at work. We’ll boost pay, increase flexibility, and strengthen protections against harassment and discrimination.
“After years of our concerns being ignored, it’s time for real change.”