TUC welcomes right to request time to train

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TUC welcomes right to request time to train

Commenting on the Government's consultation published yesterday which should see workers being given a new legal right to request time to train at work, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:

'Decent, high quality and regular training in all workplaces is key to achieving a highly skilled workforce that can compete in the global economy. Sensible employers know that providing their staff with training makes business sense, but unfortunately there are still far too many employers who don't think training is their concern, and who never give their employees the chance to learn new skills.

'This new right could make a real difference to the learning landscape in the UK. If it proves as successful as the right to request flexible working has been, then millions of workers across the UK could find themselves on courses that will update their skills, making them not only more productive, but also in a better position to move on up into more highly paid, better skilled jobs.'

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