The general secretary of the T&G union attacked employers’
bodies’ attitudes to worklife balance at the Socpo Conference in Brighton today.
Bill Morris accused the CBI of being an “industrial iceberg
opposing every piece of social reform which aims to improve the lot of working
He told delegates that the British Chambers of Commerce and
the CBI “represent an impediment to social progress and productivity”.
Morris said, “It is of course, a great cultural leap to
introduce a flexible working programme. But Britain has to do something to
tackle its long-hours culture with arrangements which involve flexible working,
career breaks and gap years.
“Addressing the work-life balance is not an optional extra –
it is as much a social as well as an economic imperative.”