Employees invited to let staff watch Euro 2020 matches Business News

Employers should make arrangements to allow workers to watch Euro 2020 matches, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said. “Millions of workers across the UK will want to cheer on their national teams at Euro 2020, especially after the tournament was postponed last year.

“Bosses should talk to their staff and try to let people who want to watch the games do it, at work or at home, and then claim their time afterwards.”

The TUC suggested that managers should:

  • Discuss key game arrangements with their employees in advance.
  • Have their staff watch the game somewhere on company premises, if applicable.
  • Allow home staff to finish early to watch games.
  • Allow staff to work flexibly and arrive sooner or later to complete their shifts.
  • Be as flexible as possible with vacation leave requests.

Matches start at different times – England v Germany starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday – which means many people will want to arrive early to enjoy the matches. Meanwhile, more than one in five UK employees (5.6 million people) work evenings and weekends, many of whom will also want to watch final matches, TUC said.

As the delayed tournament enters its final phase, the TUC said flexibility in the job makes employees happier and more productive.

Flexible working is currently not a right in the UK, although all employees have the right to request flexible working arrangements after having held a position for more than 26 weeks.

England and Arsenal fan Ms O’Grady said: “Whether it’s major sporting events like Euro 2020, attending a medical appointment or picking up the children at school, which allows people more flexibility in how and when they do their jobs makes them happier, reduces absenteeism and increases productivity.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-27 22:50:22

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