Category Archives: Part-Time Matters Campaign
Nearly half of UNISON’S members work part time. The attached gives information on part time rights at work.
Working part-time can mean anything from working for just a few hours a week, to working almost full time. In local government, everyone working fewer than 37 hours (36 in London) is considered to be part-time. Some of the main ways of working include: a set number of hours each week, flexible hours, term time only, annualised hours or job sharing. Part-time workers have the same statutory employment rights as any other employee, whether you are employed on a permanent or fixed-term contract. However, the benefits are normally ‘pro rata’, meaning that they should be in proportion to your hours. Continue reading