Flexible Working: make your voice heard

  • 22 Nov 2021

The TUC is asking your view so it can respond to a government consultation on making flexible working easier

The government is consulting on making flexible working easier. The idea is to give all employees the right to request flexible working on the first day of their job. At the moment employees have to wait until they have worked somewhere for 26 weeks before they can ask.

But there's a big flaw in only allowing employees to request flexible working once they are in a job. People won't know if they can get the flexibility they need until they start. There's an easy solution to this. Employers must be required to put flexible working options in all job adverts.

The government has asked people to respond to their formal consultation about flexible working.  The TUC has created an easy-to-use version of the consultation for union members to complete.  Its research shows more than four out of five (82 per cent) workers in Britain want to work flexibly in the future, rising to 87 per cent amongst women workers. Find out more 

Have your say. The consultation ends on Wednesday 1 December.

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