AIB agreement to increase parent’s leave allowance from the existing two weeks to five weeks is welcome news

Issued : 6 April 2021

The Financial Services Union has welcomed the announcement by AIB that it plans to increase its parents leave allowance from the existing two weeks to five weeks. AIB are proceeding with this change in response to legislative changes passed through the Dail and the Seanad last week.

AIB has committed to topping up parents leave to full pay for five weeks.

Commenting on the announcement, Billy Barrett Senior Industrial Relations Officer with the FSU said:

“The quick response from AIB to the legislative changes on parents leave is very welcome. Supporting parents in achieving a better work life balance is an important step and one that the FSU fully supports.

This is an important and timely announcement which sets the standard that others should follow. Cultural change in the banking sector is a topical issue at the moment. All Banks should follow the standards set by AIB on this issue and bring their arrangements in line with the new legislation” concluded Mr Barrett.




Contact: Brian McDowell, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, FSU. Tel: 087-9161225. Email: [email protected].


About FSU: The FSU is Ireland’s leading union across banking and finance. We represent thousands of staff across the main retail banks, and we have members in more than 70 companies across the finance and fintech sectors. Our members are spread across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Great Britain. We are headquartered in Dublin and we also have a presence in Belfast. We are members of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and UNI Global finance union.