TUC: Workers want time off to train

05-09-2008

TUC: Workers want time off to train
Employees would appreciate the right to take paid leave from their jobs in order to receive better training, a new survey has discovered.

Undertaken on behalf of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and Unionlearn, the poll found that the opportunity to take paid time off for training was most popular among 18 to 24 year-olds.

Workers earning between £20,000 and £25,000 were found to be the most likely to make use of the opportunity.

The TUC's general secretary Brendan Barber said that unless the government pushes for the change, some companies will "continue to shirk their responsibilities" while "business groups will moan about the lack of skills possessed by the UK workforce."

These results come after the government announced it was considering implementing the changes last June.

Around one-third of the UK's workforce receives no training from their employer, according to another survey by the TUC.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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