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I didn't recieve a new contract nor have I for any promotions during my employment. In 2007, I applied for flexible working following the companies policy/procedures. They came back with a flexible working offer in writing which I appealed, they then responded with another felxible working offer in writing which I accepted in writing. It provided me with the ability to work longer shifts during school term time (extra 5hrs per wk) to enable me to have more time off in the school holidays. More importantly it gave me three set days on rota per week to work to enable me to provide childcare at home. There was a provision for me to have some felxibility to attend set training days each year which I would have several months advance notice of which again has not caused an issue.
I can confirm that in the written aggreement it does state that this is line with the Flexible Working Legislation 2003.
They are proposing I sign a new aggreement which has no provision for flexible working and refers to the rolling rota.