GLASGOW will be part of a nationwide march by mothers who are calling on the government to protect them against discrimination.

The 'March of the Mummies' will take place across six cities in the UK at noon on Tuesday, October 31.

Those behind the march say they will be demanding better protections and support for mothers to protect them against the motherhood penalty, and pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

The main demonstration will take place at Nelson’s Column and the group will march to Parliament Square where they will present MPs with five demands for change.

Sister marches are taking place in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester.

The Glasgow Green is the base for women who want to take part in the march.

A spokeswoman for the group said: "Families will dress up as mummies (The Walking Dead kind) to represent the archaic legislation that is currently in place, and of course it works thematically as it’s Hallowe'en."

The group also plan to have a Hollywood actress speak at their main event in London as well as politicians.

The demands of the group are to increase the time limit to raise a tribunal claim from three months to (at least) six months.

The group also want companies to report on how many flexible working requests are made and how many are granted.

They are asking that both parents are given access to six weeks non-transferable parental leave paid at 90 per cent of salary.

There is also a call to give the self-employed access to statutory shared parental pay and to subsidise childcare from six months old, rather than three years.

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You can find out more about the campaign by visiting