Government Releases Good Work Plan

The Government have today published their “Good Work Plan” setting out a new legislative approach to employment rights and status.

The Good Work Plan confirms the Government’s intention to legislate to introduce rights for all workers to request a more predictable and stable contract, the right to a day one written statement for all workers and employees, and improve clarity on employment status workers.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “Convenience stores offer flexible working opportunities, benefiting retailers and the colleagues they employ. It is right that the Government focuses on ensuring that employees have absolute clarity on their employment status, benefits and working hours, and we look forward to working with the Government as they develop these proposals further.”

“Our research shows that colleagues are very positive about working in the convenience sector, with 72% satisfied with their job and more colleagues who have been in the sector for more than five years than there are colleagues who have been with us for less than a year”

The Good Work Plan has confirmed that the Government will not introduce a premium wage rate for non-guaranteed hours, as recommended by Matthew Taylor, but will consult on other measures to address one sided-flexibility as outlined in a letter from the Low Pay Commission here. The Government have also published their response to the Labour Market Enforcement Strategy here.

The Low Pay Commission took part in a short video on employment costs and the Taylor Review which first debuted at this year’s Heart of the Community conference.

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