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Work situation 'going backwards'

Old Dec 16th 2002, 7:03 am
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Whinging Aussies whats wrong with working for nothing , its great fun your employer gets rich and you get the chance to get welfare great country .



WORKPLACE conditions are being pushed back more than 60 years, with communities and families suffering the most, the ACTU has said.

The comments came after a Job Futures/Saulwick Employee Sentiment Survey found more than half of those doing unpaid overtime were not rewarded in any other way for their extra efforts.

ACTU President Sharan Burrow said the community was the worst hit because of increased pressures being placed on the family.

"When you have got 44 per cent of the nation's working people giving up a day a week in unpaid overtime then we have got an Australia that is way back 60 or 70 years before the 40-hour week struggle," she told Channel 7.

"If we continue to go the way we are going ... then frankly it is our communities and our families that suffer and that is not what a 21st century Australia should be about."




The survey found 62 per cent of workers who did unpaid overtime were not compensated with perks, bonuses or rewards, or time off in lieu.

Part-time and casual workers were even less likely to be rewarded for unpaid work, with 74 and 81 per cent respectively saying they received nothing in return.

Ms Burrow said compensation was not the only issue and called for further dialogue between employers and employees to ensure a fair solution.

"How do we manage the work so that there is a capacity for everybody to manage their needs, that businesses win in terms of efficient and effective work places but that working families win too," she said.

The survey found only 20 per cent of respondents received a financial bonus, while seven per cent reported material benefits including gifts, higher salary, flexible working arrangements and longer holidays for working overtime.

Job Futures - Australia's national network of local and community-based employment service providers - sponsored the survey by polling firm Irving Saulwick, which questioned 10000 people across the country.


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Old Dec 16th 2002, 8:37 am
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An extra day a week? Is that all? Based on a 40 hour week that's 48 hours of work all up per week - these people should try running their own business ... (says he semi-seriously ...).

The time I spend responding to PB's comments accounts for at least an extra 8 hours a week ... :-))

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Originally posted by pommie bastard
Whinging Aussies whats wrong with working for nothing , its great fun your employer gets rich and you get the chance to get welfare great country .



WORKPLACE conditions are being pushed back more than 60 years, with communities and families suffering the most, the ACTU has said.

The comments came after a Job Futures/Saulwick Employee Sentiment Survey found more than half of those doing unpaid overtime were not rewarded in any other way for their extra efforts.

ACTU President Sharan Burrow said the community was the worst hit because of increased pressures being placed on the family.

"When you have got 44 per cent of the nation's working people giving up a day a week in unpaid overtime then we have got an Australia that is way back 60 or 70 years before the 40-hour week struggle," she told Channel 7.

"If we continue to go the way we are going ... then frankly it is our communities and our families that suffer and that is not what a 21st century Australia should be about."




The survey found 62 per cent of workers who did unpaid overtime were not compensated with perks, bonuses or rewards, or time off in lieu.

Part-time and casual workers were even less likely to be rewarded for unpaid work, with 74 and 81 per cent respectively saying they received nothing in return.

Ms Burrow said compensation was not the only issue and called for further dialogue between employers and employees to ensure a fair solution.

"How do we manage the work so that there is a capacity for everybody to manage their needs, that businesses win in terms of efficient and effective work places but that working families win too," she said.

The survey found only 20 per cent of respondents received a financial bonus, while seven per cent reported material benefits including gifts, higher salary, flexible working arrangements and longer holidays for working overtime.

Job Futures - Australia's national network of local and community-based employment service providers - sponsored the survey by polling firm Irving Saulwick, which questioned 10000 people across the country.


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Old Dec 16th 2002, 10:23 pm
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Originally posted by Alan Collett
An extra day a week? Is that all? Based on a 40 hour week that's 48 hours of work all up per week - these people should try running their own business ... (says he semi-seriously ...).

The time I spend responding to PB's comments accounts for at least an extra 8 hours a week ... :-))

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8 hours a week hope you are not going to charge for that Al , I am very poor not like the rich Poms who can afford your rates.

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