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Doing some research in response to an individual member's enquiry, I found an NHS Direct document which looks at the costs to the employer, and the benefits, of having members of staff working from home. A piece of analysis well worth sharing with other homeworkers, I think!
You will have seen yesterday’s announcement that an agreed way forward for winter working has been agreed between the CWU and BT. The agreement covers how winter working will be managed this year and sets out a timetable for agreeing the approach in future years.
After the issue of the briefing on annual leave carry-over by Trudy Goldsack, a briefing which was not the subject of consultation, both Prospect and CWU have raised a formal complaint with HP and BT.
At the recent Prospect Communication Media & Digital Sector BT conference your BT Retail IRC for 2013/2014 was elected by fellow Prospect representatives. Details of your BT Retail IRC can be found on our website.
In the coming year your BT Retail IRC will focus on:
A provocatively-titled piece appeared recently in the Huffington Post asking whether we should all be made to work from home at least one, two or three days per week. The author - just to be clear - had his tongue planted firmly in his cheek but, in seeking to change the debate about home-working, a different perspective is always a good thing.
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