TUC and Government to tackle long-hours culture

first_img Previous Article Next Article TUC and Government to tackle long-hours cultureOn 23 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today The TUC is set to work in partnership with the Government to help tackle thelong-hours and low skills culture present in the UK workforce. Both sides have agreed that workplace learning and work-life balancepartnership projects can help identify training needs and help staff work moreeffectively. Speaking at the college of North East London, TUC general secretary JohnMonks said partnerships between unions and management are fundamentallychanging the way people work. “Unions working in partnership with management are changing the waywork is organised. Together they are coming up with innovative ways to respondto staff demands for a better work-life balance while becoming more efficient.The Government recognises our contribution to developing a workplace learningculture and good constructive industrial relations,” he said. Alan Johnson, the minister for employment relations, said there aresynergies between the TUC’s work and that of the Government and said work-lifebalance policies can improve productivity. He praised the TUC’s Changing Times initiative, which seeks to combinework-life balance policies and effective ways of working: “This goes along way to support the Government’s activity to promote a partnership approachto work-life balance which helps customers get the service they need and expectwhile improving productivity. “Employers want flexibility in order to compete and provide betterservices; employees want flexibility to balance their lives and do their jobswell. Successful employers work with their employees to organise work in waysthat meet both business targets and staff needs,” he said. www.tuc.org.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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