Research - Press releases
5 February, 2004
New charity poll calls for family friendly working hours
Three quarters of working parents put family friendly working hours ahead of other benefits like health insurance and pensions in a new survey*1 published today to coincide with the launch of new campaigning charity Working Families.
Asked what benefits they would prefer, 44% said they would like flexible working hours, 30% said a shorter working day, 14% wanted gym membership, 4% maternity and paternity leave, 4% pension or life insurance and 2% health insurance.
Asked how they would spend an extra hour in their day, 62% said they would spend more time with their family and 34% wanted time on their own. Just one person (a mother of two) would spend more time at work.
For more information about the survey or the organisation, see http://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/asp/home_zone/m_welcome.asp
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