TUC: 'Class divide' emerging with flexible working

Trade union urges government to introduce flexible working rights for all workers

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TUC: 'Class divide' emerging with flexible working

There is an “emerging class divide” in the population between those who can access flexible working hours and those who cannot, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

In a report published today (18 June), the trade union has found working class jobs have less access to working from home and that requests for flexible hours are more likely to be refused.  The survey found that people in higher-paid occupations - such as senior managers, middle and junior level management and non-manual workers - are more likely to have worked from home than those in traditional working class roles (60% and 23%, respectively).  The TUC did not clarify how it d...

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