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Go Home on Time Day 2017

Published: 31 May 2017

What is Go Home on Time Day?

At Working Families we know that families in the UK need time as well as money to thrive and that business success relies on productivity.

Go Home on Time Day is an annual event designed to raise awareness of the importance of work life balance and wellbeing for both employees and employers in the UK.

It’s being held on Wednesday 21 June, 2017, the longest day of the year.

How can you take part?

  1. Sign up to our Facebook event and pledge to #gohomeontime
  2. Take a picture of your watch or clock as you leave work on 21 June and post it on Twitter or Facebook. Let us know what you’ll be doing by saying, ‘I’m going to #gohomeontime today to…’. If you mention @workingfamuk we will be sure to retweet you.
  3. Do something fun with your time! It’s the longest day – make the most of it!

BeforFather and children playinge the event

Follow our Twitter and Facebook accounts and share this article along with the date of Go Home on Time Day, 21 June with your family, friends and colleagues.

Please use the hashtag #gohomeontime and tag @workingfamuk so we know you are taking part.

The facts

  • Half of parents say their work life balance is increasingly a source of stress
  • Four out of ten parents say that work intrudes to stop them spending time with children often or all the time
  • One in five parents working full time is putting in five extra weeks a year in unpaid work – the equivalent of their annual leave allowance – just to keep up with the demands of the job.
  • Half of fathers would like to downshift into a less stressful job, reflecting the difficulty they face in reconciling work and home

What are we trying to achieve?

We want to start a national discussion that puts work life balance and employee wellbeing at the forefront and stresses that going home on time should be the norm, not the exception.

Family-friendly and flexible workplaces benefit employees and employers alike. We want widespread adoption of progressive working practices that support employee wellbeing and productivity. We want work that means families thrive and businesses prosper

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