Most Usdaw members will, at some point
in their working lives, need time off work to care for someone.
Needing time off work to care is an
important issue for most of our members. There are many reasons why
Usdaw members might need time off work to care. For instance:
- A child might fall ill or be sent
home from school.
- A relative could need help getting to
a hospital appointment.
- An elderly parent might need help
settling into care or have had a fall.
We know that it’s not always easy for
members to get the time off they need. This can make juggling work
with family commitments particularly difficult. We want to make
sure that members get the support they need at work when a family
member or other close relative needs them.
That’s why our theme for this year’s
Parents and Carers Spotlight Day was Time to
Care. We want members to be aware of their rights to time
off in these circumstances and to understand that Usdaw can help if
they are struggling to get the time off they need.
We know hundreds of Reps find the
campaign an enjoyable way of demonstrating to members and
non-members that Usdaw has something to offer. You can do as much
or as little as you like – even if you just put the campaign
poster up and give out the leaflet, you will be helping to
reach out to members.
If you require further information
about our campaign please do not hesitate to contact Ruth or
Jo in our Equalities
Office on 0161 249 2451.