Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Working hours freedom is good news – BRC

Working hours freedom is good news – BRC

28
Apr '09
Keeping the freedom to choose working hours is good news for UK workers and businesses, said the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

The BRC has long resisted EU attempts to take away the right of UK workers to opt out of the 48 hour working week limit imposed by the Working Time Directive.

Brussels negotiations on the text of a new working time agreement have failed. This means the UK will keep the opt-out to the 48 hour working week. The BRC has praised the UK Government for honouring its promise to maintain its stance that the opt-out must be retained.

British Retail Consortium Business Director Jane Milne said: “Keeping the freedom to decide how many hours they work is good news for British workers. Why should Brussels stop people choosing to do overtime for extra pay, particularly when personal finances are under pressure?

“Long hours are not common in retailing, indeed over 60 per cent of staff work part-time, but retail businesses need the flexibility to be able to match staffing levels with peaks and troughs in customer demand.

“There is no right time to slap new restrictions on individuals or businesses but it would be even more wrong during a recession. The UK Government should continue to stand firm and resist any future attempts to impose this on us.”

British Retail Consortium


Interviews View All

Rahuul Jashnani, Jashn

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Software Firms, Head honchos

Software Firms
Head honchos

Blockchain technology will shorten lead times

Headhonchos, Textiles & allied industry

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Jash Choraria,

Jash Choraria

Established in 2015 by <b>Jash Choraria</b>, Unifynd is a Mumbai-based...

Tina Antoniades,

Tina Antoniades

India-headquartered Lulu &amp; Sky is a rapidly escalating brand with the...

Amol Bhagwati,

Amol Bhagwati

A textile finishing solution provider, Inspiron Engineering Private...

Johann-Philipp Dilo, Dilo Group

Johann-Philipp Dilo
Dilo Group

German company Dilo Group is one of the leading equipment suppliers of...

Robert Brookins, Alexium International

Robert Brookins
Alexium International

Alexium International is a specialty chemical development company...

Mark Brill, Birmingham City University (BCU)

Mark Brill
Birmingham City University (BCU)

<div>A technological breakthrough could see people getting messages about...

Seema Agrawal, Artisan Saga

Seema Agrawal
Artisan Saga

Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online...

Varsha Wadhwa, VW

Varsha Wadhwa
VW

Coming from a family that ran a business of jute and linen mills since...

Madhu Jain, Madhu Jain

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


November 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Follow us on instagram

Follow

Follow Fibre2Fashion On

Follow Fibre2Fashion On


Advanced Search