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Employees being denied flexible working despite entry into law

Despite a full year having elapsed since the Coalition Government gave employees the right to ask for flexible working hours, employees are still being denied the opportunity. Figures from workingmums.co.uk make plain that over a fifth of working mothers have been forced to vacate their jobs because flexible working was not available when asked for. …

Employers to profit from changes to flexible working rights

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is expected to announce this week the extension of the right to request flexible working hours to all employees. The Right to Request scheme, which currently only applies to those with children under 17, relatives and some carers, would allow everyone to ask their employer for flexible hours if they…

A flexible working schedule is a popular option for staff

Flexible working has been at the forefront of discussions in recent weeks and a survey by Online and Remote Meetings Software Company, TeamViewer has revealed the day to day activities of a UK worker when working from home, as well as the wishes of the UK workforce when it comes to flexible working arrangements. The…

Working parents need support all year round, not just in school holidays

Sodexo Motivation Solutions, a leading provider of employee benefits and childcare vouchers, is urging employers to raise awareness of the different employee benefits available to support working parents, so that employees can receive the help they need to manage childcare needs as the school year starts once again. Although childcare is often in high demand…

Thousands of Jobcentre staff striked over poor working conditions

Thousands of Jobcentre Plus staff went on strike on moinday (19th April) in a row over working conditions. Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union members from 37 call centres will take part in the 24-hour strike. The union said that senior managers have shown “little willingness” to resolve the dispute. The union says it wants…