Prospect news stories
Today is National Working From Home Day, celebrating the role of homeworking in flexible working initiatives which contribute to work-life balance; reduce the expense, bother and impact of the daily commute; and boost productivity.
A bit of an antidote to the homeworking furore kicked up by Yahoo!'s decision effectively to ban homeworking was raised this week by O2, which set out its business case for flexible working. We ask whether O2's essential question is accurate and, if so, which way round the statement should go.
Prospect is seeking members' views on government plans to allow both parents to share 52 weeks' leave.
Early years professionals in Prospect union are continuing to press for a meeting with Elizabeth Truss, Minister for Education and Childcare, in the wake of warnings by a government adviser over plans to increase child-adult ratios in early years settings.
Homeworkers might be interested to know that a question in Parliament on the issue of remote working in government departments met with a more positive answer than other recent communications from the Cabinet Office have suggested.
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