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Happy Fathers' Day

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10:12am 18th June 2017

It's Fathers' Day and many across Wearside will be marking the day, by treating their dads.

But research suggests over 157 thousand new dads, didn't qualify for paternity leave or pay last year.

New analysis published by the TUC union, shows that equals to 1 in 4 who became parents.

The main reason being they're self-employed.

But Sam Gurney, from the union, says there's another big reason:

We've been asking you to get in touch via our Facebook page to let us know what your dad is called... Dad, Father, Papa, the Old Man etc...

You can leave your messages for the man who brought you into this world here.

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