Parents & Carers

Usdaw supports members who face challenges managing work and caring commitments

The right to request flexible working

All members who have at least 26 weeks service can now ask their employer for a change in their working hours.

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Supporting Parents & Carers

Balancing work with parenting and caring responsibilities can be one of the most difficult issues members face.

Usdaw is campaigning for improved rights for parents and carers. We also provide resources to inform members and reps about their existing rights, including accessing time-off and financial support through tax credits and other in-work benefits.

Each year we run a spotlight day to focus on a particular issue, providing briefings and materials to help reps and activists organise a campaign event in their store.

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Are you a parent working in the UK fashion industry?

The Fashion and Textile Children's Trust gives grants to support the education and wellbeing of children (0-18 years), whose parents work in any aspect of the UK fashion and textile industry.

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