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The government has launched a consultation looking for the public’s views on flexible working.
This is part of Future Jobs Ireland, a government scheme to prepare Irish businesses and workers for the future.
As part of the initiative, the government wants to hear from employers, employees, and trade unions.
The Government has launched a consultation seeking the public’s views on flexible working as part of, the whole of Government plan to prepare our businesses and workers for the future.
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This is a chance for the public to share opinions on their current work arrangements as well as potential changes they’d like to see.
Also to be discussed is the impact of technology, the workplace, family and society on potential flexible work arrangements.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys launched the consultation on Wednesday morning.
Minister Humphries said ‘we need to be more creative about how we look at the world of work.’
‘Flexible working has the potential to bring huge benefits to employers and employees alike. It can improve work/life balance and make things a bit easier for families.’
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The potential flexible work options could include working, working remotely, and access to flexi-time.
‘We are seeking to develop a policy that takes account of the needs of families, particularly those with young children, of individuals, including those with disabilities, and of the broader economy.’
The government will accept written submissions and answers to theiruntil 31 January 2020.
As a result, all responses will go towards developing a policy on flexible working in 2020.
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