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Employees should work 1 day in 10 from home, minister says

Published: Tuesday, 13 July 2010   Category: Employer News

Employees in public sector jobs and their private sector peers should be enabled to work one day a fortnight from home, a government minister has stated.

Calling on the nation's employers to step up their flexible working commitments, transport minister Norman Baker has argued that such a practice would benefit both workers and their bosses.

In addition to helping workers - including those in graduate jobs - enjoy a better work-life balance, introducing a system whereby staff members work from home at least one day every two weeks would also help reduce transport congestion across the UK, he has explained.

"The kind of initiatives I'm working on will do away with the rush hour," Mr Baker told the Daily Telegraph.

"Reducing demand will reduce congestion, pollution and stress in our daily lives. Working just one day in ten from home would have a huge impact," he added.

Meanwhile, writing in the Western Mail, occupational health expert Dr Clive Morgan has similarly called on employers to do more to allow their workers to enjoy greater flexibility in their roles.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19886947-ADNFCR

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