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News & EventsEVENT - 27 March 08 - Flexible Working Fair 2008
JustPartTime Flexible Working Fair, 27th March, 2008
Business Design Centre, Islington, London, 10 - 17.00
JustPartTime (www.justparttime.co.uk) - the dedicated online job board – gets into real time by offering job seekers, potential entrepreneurs, the mature workforce, students and mum returnees the opportunity to learn from experts in their field and meet up to 60 exhibitors that could make a difference to the way they find and approach the world of flexible work.
This is the second JustPartTime Flexible Working Fair and it builds on the successful foundations of the 2007 Fair with repeat exhibitor bookings for exhibition stands showing how keen many employers are to be seen to identify with the work life balance quest.
NEWS - 20 Feb 08 - More flexible work to ‘destabilise’ business (Financial Times)
Business leaders on Tuesday welcomed a warning from government that extending the right to flexible working to millions more parents could risk alienating employers, causing them to refuse all requests for part-time work.
John Hutton, business secretary, said in a speech: “We want to avoid a situation where employers are so overwhelmed with requests from newly eligible groups that they feel they have to say no to everyone.”
John Cridland, deputy general secretary of the CBI, welcomed Mr Hutton’s remarks, saying: “We want to avoid a situation where flexible working is refused because too many people are able to ask for it. The person who asks last could then lose out irrespective of whether they had a pressing need. That surely cannot be the intention of public policy.”
NEWS - 1 Feb 08 - Landmark ruling for 'lazy' working mum - A mother who claims she was forced to leave her job because her son is disabled has won the first stage of a landmark European court case. Sharon Coleman claimed she suffered 'discrimination by association' – and an Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice agreed. Millions of carers could win new rights as a result.
The legal secretary said her employers branded her 'lazy' when she asked for time off to look after her son, Oliver. More: www.metro.co.uk
NEWS - 1 Feb 08 - Free yoga lessons to help prepare pregnant women for childbirth
MOTHERS-TO-BE will be offered what are believed to be the first free maternity yoga sessions at a Welsh hospital from today. The fitness regime has long been popular with celebrity mothers such as Geri Halliwell and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
But health experts hope yoga will now provide “therapeutic benefits” and advanced relaxation techniques to help a wide range of expectant mothers in Mid Wales. Sara McAleese, a Machynlleth midwife, said, “Evidence shows yoga and other forms of gentle exercise will have health benefits for most people during pregnancy, as at any time of life.”
EVENT - March 08 - If your name's not Pike, you're not coming in!
To mark the launch of the SEA LIFE Centre at Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo in March, Chessington is offering anyone with a fish-related name FREE entrance into the Park! So if you are a Miss Pike, Mr. Goldfish or if your name is simply Ray – bring along your photo ID during Easter weekend (21 to 24 March 2008) for your chance to be one of the first to experience the new attractions free of charge.
The 250,000 litre aquarium, which will be located within Chessington Zoo, will bring kids of all ages nose to nose with a wide range of sea creatures, creating the illusion that the visitor is on display while the fish swim freely around. Interactive ‘touchpools’, fun exhibitions and a walkthrough ocean tank will offer a final ‘wow-experience’ as the fish swim overhead. The SEA LIFE Centre has over 20 marine life displays housing species ranging from tiny shrimps and starfish to magnificent sharks and stingrays.
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