Wednesday, March 26, 2008

National Office Week Says: Stop the Clock!


26 Mar 2008 08:30 Africa/Lagos


National Office Week Says: Stop the Clock!

LONDON, March 26/PRNewswire/ --


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The clocks go forward 1 hour to British Summer Time this Sunday 30th March.


National Office Week is calling on the government to end the annual 'spring-forward - fall-back' clock change by permanently securing the UK to British Summer Time (BST).


An on-line petition - which has so far gathered 40,000 signatures - on Stop The Clock - enables UK workers to add their voice to the growing groundswell for change.


The petition will be taken to Downing Street during National Office Week, which takes place this year from May 12 - 16.


Debi Arnold, director of National Office Week, says: "The arguments for changing the clock each year are diminishing whilst the arguments for change are gathering increasing momentum. Not only would it put the UK on a time zone parity with mainland Europe, which would suit the business community, it would considerably reduce the nation's carbon footprint as well as put an end to the misery caused by leaving and arriving home in darkness which affects millions of workers throughout the UK."


Anyone can vote for or against change by visiting the on-line petition at: http://www.nationalofficeweek.com/stop-the-clocks


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