CTU MEDIA RELEASE
06 November 2006
Flexible Working Hours Is A Union Concern
"Unions know that the pressure to balance work and family life is a major problem for many workers, and we are excited to be campaigning alongside community groups for a legislative right to request flexible working hours," CTU president Ross Wilson said today at the launch of the Quality Flexible Working Hours Coalition.
"Unions are committed to seeing progress on the introduction of legislation," Ross Wilson said.
"We will continue our advocacy for a legislative right for all workers to request flexible working hours, to help establish a culture that recognises workers' considerable responsibilities outside of the workplace, and to support quality of family life."
"The changing nature of the workforce and societal change mean there is a need for genuine flexibility for all workers, and all organisations will need to bite the bullet on flexible work organisation."
"As part of unions' strong interest in work-life balance, we will be urging union members and their families to get involved in campaigning for a legislative right for all workers to request flexible working hours," Ross Wilson said.