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People In UK Can Now Ask For The Flexible Working From Day One Of the Job

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The UK government has declared that employees will be able to seek flexible work from their first day on the job. Because the epidemic forced many to work from home, many people are still working remotely, at least for part of the week.

“Millions of employees will be able to request flexible working from day one of their employment, under new government plans to make flexible working the default,” a statement said. “Flexible working doesn’t just mean a combination of working from home and in the office — it can mean employees making use of job-sharing, flexitime, and working compressed, annualized, or staggered hours.”

The statement by Rishi Sunak’s government added that such a move will give employees “greater access to flexibility over where, when, and how they work, leading to happier, more productive staff.” “Flexible working has been found to help employees balance their work and home life, especially supporting those who have commitments or responsibilities such as caring for children or vulnerable people,” the statement added. TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said that the change “should give workers the legal right to work flexibly from their first day in a job, not just the right to ask”.

According to data released on Monday, the gender wage disparity for Britain’s oldest workers is particularly substantial. As a result, such flexibility can help women earn greater wages, regardless of their age, while also allowing them to handle childcare and other duties.

According to Rest Less, an organization that advises people over the age of 50, men earn 31% more than women when both are in their fifties.

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