Friday, 23 May 2008
A New Right to Request Time to Train
The Government has announced that it will be introducing a new legal right for employees in England to request time to train from their employer and that this will be modelled on the existing right to request flexible working.
There are the usual caveats for example employers can refuse the request. Overall however, this is a great move and one that has been debated across the movement for decades. There is a very useful unionlearn press release that gives full coverage on the announcement, including links to the relevant background documents:
What do you think your employer's responses will be?