Flexible work a step closer

FlexibleIt’s good to see that the Flexible Working Hours Bill is continuing to progress through parliament after it emerged from its select committee stage this week.

There is a culture of overwork in the New Zealand finance industry that does not reflect the needs of workers or their families and communities.  Most workers in banks, insurance companies and finance companies are women and many have significant commitments outside their work to families, friends and communities.

Finsec’s Campaign Director Andrew Campbell is hoping to see to see the scope of the bill extended to cover all workers, rather than just those with responsibilities for young children and caregiving.

“For the bill to come out of select committee and go before parliament is exciting.  It means mothers, fathers and caregivers will be better able to work out ways to balance work, care-giving and other commitments” said Campbell

“We’re calling on all politicians to support New Zealand families and communities by voting in favour of the bill.”

(thanks to darkmatter for the photo)

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