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Work-Life Balance

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There's more to life than work, yet the pressure of work for many intensifies each year and the numbers who work long hours is on the increase. We believe people should have far more choice about the hours they work, and be able to fit work around their caring responsibilities and their other interests. Here you can find TUC research and campaign material working for a better work/life balance. You can find older material by using the search facilities.

The TUC changing times website gives employers and unions practical guidance to achieve a better work-life balance in the workplace. Material about stress and bullying can be found in the health and safety area.


The most recent documents available on this subject are:

Changing Times Newsletter No. 84
CONTENTS Union news: Unions welcome improved job rights * Don't make workers wait for their hols * Petition reveals BBC nursery anger * Chancellor praises Usdaw work-life lead Other news: Top firms join part-time work scheme * Bosses ignorant on maternity rights * Call for maternity help for small firms * Welsh business leaders back flexible work * News in brief Events: Work Wise Week, 16-22 May 2007 Resources: ACAS guide on flexible working * Maternity and parental rights guide * New from Eurofound International news: Global: Call for action on gender equality goals * Japan: Women cabin crew win payout * Global round-up.
30 April 2007

Don't make workers wait too long for extra holiday, says TUC
Several million of the UK's hard-working employees should soon be enjoying more leisure time with their family and friends thanks to Government plans to increase the legal minimum holiday entitlement for all UK workers, says the TUC today (Wednesday).
4 April 2007

Changing Times Newsletter No.83
CONTENTS Special feature – the Work and Families Act: Work and Families Act 2006 takes effect * Are employers up to the Act? * Bosses mixed on new work-life rights * Carers UK prepares employers for new duties * Usdaw throws a work-life balance thank you party Union news: Government must act on council equal pay, says TUC * Woman BA pilot wins flexible working fight * Shopworkers win big store xmas breaks Other news: Blair outlines vision for 'flexi-Britain' * Mothers face most prejudice at work * Working flat out and feeling fed up * Cautious welcome for Brown's benefits package * Lib Dems launch flexible work campaign * Firms get help with new maternity rules * News in brief Resources: Working women's daily news * ILO resource guide on workplace gender equality International news: Australia: Long work hours linked to family breakdown * Europe: Unions call for action on work-life balance * Global round-up
30 March 2007

Real, but oh so slow progress on long hours in the West Midlands
Unpaid overtime is on the decline in the West Midlands, but progress is so slow that it will take until 2022 before no-one is doing more than 10 hours unpaid extra work every week, according to an analysis of official statistics published by the TUC today (Friday).
23 February 2007

Real, but oh so slow, progress on long hours
Unpaid overtime is on the decline, but progress is so slow that it will take until 2030 to end regular unpaid overtime of more than 10 hours every week, according to an analysis of official statistics published by the TUC today (Friday).
23 February 2007

Real, but oh so slow, progress on long hours in the east midlands.
Unpaid overtime is on the decline in the East Midlands, but progress is so slow that it will take until 2030 before no-one is doing more than 10 hours unpaid extra work every week, according to an analysis of official statistics published by the TUC today (Friday).
23 February 2007

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