The shadow minister for Women and Equalities, Dawn Butler has revealed that Labour plans to give workers a day one right to select their working hours.
Labour wishes to encompass job sharing, working from home, part time, annualised, compressed and flexi time. The announcement comes as part of a greater plan to create a presumption in “favour of flexible working,” forcing employers to design a potential for people to work flexibly when creating roles.
It is argued that this approach is essential to closing the gender pay gap and dismantle the structural barriers that imprison women form promotion or progression.
This area is continually being discussed by the Government, Theresa May believes that jobs should be advertised from day one as flexi unless “a solid reason” can be justified.