XPO Logistics boosts maternity benefits


XPO, provider of end-to-end logistics solutions across Europe, has enhanced its maternity benefits for soon-to-be and new parents.

Currently, in the UK, XPO employees – or those adopting children – are entitled to Enhanced Maternity Pay after one year of service. Now, after two years of service, employees are entitled to the following additional pay benefits:

  • The first six weeks of maternity leave are paid at 90% of their weekly average earnings.
  • The following 20 weeks are paid at 80% of their basic pay + allowances (including statutory maternity pay).
  • The remaining 13 weeks will be paid at the government statutory rate, or 90% of their average weekly earnings, whichever is lower.

This means that employees receive a higher amount than the Government’s Statutory Maternity Pay for a significantly extended period, which will help new parents worry less about their finances during this critical time. UK advocacy organisations Unison and Maternity Action have called for increasing the current Statutory Maternity Pay to £364.70.

Lynn Brown, vice-president of human resources – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: “We are proud to be leading the way in our industry on maternity and adoption pay, in addition to other family-friendly policies we have recently implemented and enhanced. This further demonstrates our desire to create a truly inclusive workforce that supports employees during key times in their lives.”

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