compressed working week

compressed working week

A work arrangement in the UK which allows employees to work their contracted hours over a shortened working week, by extending the hours they work per shift.
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The introduction of flexible working models has also been designed including six-hour work weeks for mothers with children up to four years old and an optional compressed working week enabling working mothers to work more hours over a compressed week to avail one day off.
The introduction of flexible working models has also been designed including six-hour work weeks for mothers with children up to four years old, and an optional compressed working week enabling working mothers to work more hours over a compressed week for an extra day off.
A compressed working week, with long daily working hours, might be favorable to workers who need to travel a long distance between home and work.
But Labour cabinet member for clean streets Coun Majid Mahmood (Lab, Hodge Hill) said: "Collection crews are still operating a compressed working week.
But Labour cabinet member for clean streets Majid Mahmood (Lab, Hodge Hill) said: "Collection crews are still operating a compressed working week...there are a number of actions that still need to put in place."
In an attempt to alleviate this, management in consultation with employees and unions implemented a compressed working week model--a significant change from the industry standard of the six-day working week.
Flexible work arrangements such as flexi time, job sharing, work sharing, home working, term time, variable working hours, annualized hours, compressed working week, part time work, teleworking and voluntary reduced hours have been widely practiced in developed countries for several decades.
Flexible working could mean staggered start and finish times, a compressed working week, part-time employment or extended holiday time in return for reduced wages.
"The concept of a compressed working week meets both aims.
The survey showed that only 13 per cent of companies offer a compressed working week, while three times as many young managers (39 per cent) would prefer to work that way.
Sneakers Childcare, based in Studley, is fully committed to flexible working practices which unusually in the childcare sector extend to a compressed working week and time off in lieu of training.
Tucker, P (2006) Compressed working weeks, Conditions of Work and Employment Series, Number 12, Geneva: International Labour Office.