Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Brit unions request World Cup breaks
AP, May 27th, 2010 8:25PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, world cup

MOST COMMENTED

Trade unions in Britain are asking companies to let employees watch the World Cup at work to prevent them from faking sickness during England games. The Trade Union Council (TUC) that employers should allow televisions in the workplace or introduce flexible working hours during the month-long tournament, noting that many workers called in sick during the 2006 World Cup.

After England plays the USA and Algeria in the evening, it faces Slovenia in the final Group C game with a 3 pm kickoff UK time.

"The best way to ease tensions is for employers to discuss the issue with staff," TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said. "Rather than impose a blanket ban on football and run the risk of demotivating staff and losing hours through unauthorized sick days, we would encourage employers to let people watch the games if they like and claim back their time afterwards. That way, everyone wins.”

Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers released a study indicating that 53 percent of British men and 21 percent of women planned to watch World Cup matches during office hours. The survey said that 5 percent of all staff said they would watch without permission or pretend to be ill, with another 20 percent taking annual leave or using flexible hours to ensure they are free.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Aguirre Named Japan Coach     
Former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre on Thursday was appointed head coach of the Japanese national team, ...
Swans Sign Montero    
Swansea on Thursday signed Ecuadorian winger Jefferson Montero on a four-year deal from Mexican club Morelia. ...
Orlando City Admits Robinho Talks     
Orlando City owner Flavio Augusto da Silva revealed that the MLS club is in advanced talks ...
Piazon Heads to Frankfurt on Loan    
Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday signed Chelsea midfielder Lucas Piazon on a season-long loan. The Brazilian, 20, ...
Man City U21's Racism Claim to be Investigated    
The Croatian soccer federation (HNS) has said it will investigate Manchester City's claim that one of ...
Gareth Bale: La Liga Trumps English Premier League    
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale believes Spain's La Liga is superior to the English Premier League ...
Report: CAS Could Reduce Suarez Ban    
An unnamed source from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) tells Goal.com that Luis Suarez's ...
Spurs Signs Vorm, Davies; Swans Sign Sigurdsson    
Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday signed Dutch international goalkeeper Michel Vorm and Wales defender Ben Davies from ...
Stoke Signs Krkic From Barcelona    
Stoke City on Tuesday completed the signing of Bojan Krkic from Barcelona. Krkic, 23, became the ...
Report: Lampard Completes NYCFC Move     
Former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has completed a move to new MLS franchise New York City ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives