Government consults on proposed new rights for flexible workers
Article by:Makbool Javaid |
The Government is consulting on proposed new rights and extra protections for flexible workers if they lose out on work as part of advancing the Good Work Plan announced in December 2018. The new measures for flexible workers in the ‘One-sided flexibility – addressing unfair flexible working practices’ consultation include: (a) compensation for workers when shifts are cancelled at short notice; (b) entitlement to a reasonable period of notice for worker’s allocated shifts; and (c) additional protections for individuals who are penalised if they do not accept shifts at the last minute. The consultation closes on 11th October 2019.
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