TUC: Flexible working will boost productivity

14-11-2007

TUC: Flexible working will boost productivity
Productivity will be boosted if employers bring in flexible working schemes, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has said.

The general secretary of the TUC, Brendan Barber, is to propose that all companies should offer flexible working when he speaks at a conference organised by the Public Service Partnership later today.

"Extending the chance of a greater work/life balance to all employees will help boost productivity levels and help instil a greater sense of well-being in the UK workforce," he stated.

He added: "The government should not be put off course by the remarks of a few mean-minded, inflexible employers."

Mr Barber noted that such initiatives will also serve to promote healthier lifestyles and that the campaign has the full backing of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

The TUC has recently called for agency workers to receive the same rights as permanent members of staff.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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