Part time work

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4623
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In your 2012 manifesto you pledged to lead a campaign on part-time working. Given your failure to deliver this, do you believe part time work is effectively second classwork?

Answer

Answer for Part time work

Answer for Part time work

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No. I am committed to supporting part-time work and flexible working opportunities. I have recently announced part-time worker transport fares and my London Enterprise Panel's European Structural Investment (ESI) Funds London strategy will fund further measures to address parental employment issues, including work with employers to enable parents to access quality part-time and flexible jobs.

The GLA has recently become a Timewise Employer. We are working with the Timewise Foundation to support existing part time workers in the organisation and to examine how we can design our jobs to be more suitable for part-time workers.