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New British plans to let workers request flexible working from day 1

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New British plans to let workers request flexible working from day 1

Employees would be able to apply to work from home on their first day in a job under plans to be announced later this week.

Laws that will protect flexible work proposed for the first time before the pandemic will be upheld, according to a report from The Times.

The current rules mean that employees must accumulate 26 weeks – or six months – of continuous service before they have the legal right to request flexible work that employers can refuse for work reasons.

It is reported that ministers will confirm the proposal on Thursday as part of a consultation, The Guardian said in a separate report.

This will allow anyone to apply from the start of their employment, the process aimed at enabling women, people with disabilities and caregivers to reconcile their professional and personal commitments.

The Labor Party criticized the plans as not going far enough, its deputy leader Angela Rayner saying: “Work will give workers the right to flexible work – not just the right to ask for it – and give all workers all the rights to work. rights from the first day of employment. .

“This is a turnaround from the Conservative manifesto that promised to make flexible working the default and once again the Conservatives sold workers.

“The ‘new normal’ after this pandemic must mean a new agreement for all workers based on flexibility, security and enhanced rights at work.” (Reuters /)

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