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Flexible working

EDM (Early Day Motion) 644: tabled on 22 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House encourages employers to maintain flexible working beyond the end of covid-19 lockdown restrictions; understands that many companies have switched to allowing home and flexible working to continue their operations throughout the public health crisis; notes that not only is flexible working is beneficial to employees that have caring responsibilities and can therefore assist in tackling the gender-pay gap, but can also increase productivity in the workplace; believes that all jobs should be open to flexible working unless an employer can demonstrate an immediate and continuing business case against doing so; and calls on the Government to work with businesses to ensure that flexible working becomes the new normal after the covid-19 outbreak.