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Employers 'must consider demands for flexible working'

Employers 'must consider demands for flexible working'

Some organisations in the UK may be risking the possibility of facing cases of worker grievance in the near future unless they listen to the wants and needs of their members of staff with regards to flexible working.

That is according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC), which has stated that nearly 20 per cent of employees in all sectors across the country want to be able to work from home but are being stopped from doing so by their company's management team.

The TUC estimates that there are 4.5 million people in Britain who feel that they would benefit from flexible working.

However, certain organisations are potentially endangering both their long-term productivity through dissatisfying their workers as well as possibly heightening the likelihood of grievance cases being brought against them.

General secretary of the organisation - which represents 6.2 million people in the UK - Brendan Barber said: "Working from home is growing in popularity but millions of staff are still unable to try it out thanks to over-controlling employers."

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Posted by Cheryl Bennett