Brit workers ready to accept pay cuts to save colleagues’ jobs

April 20th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 20 (ANI): In wake of the ongoing recession, about a third of workers in UK are ready to accept a pay cut if it helped colleagues keep their jobs, according to a new survey.

The research commissioned by campaign group Keep Britain Working showed that about more than 30 pct of the employees are ready to take pay cuts, while one in five would apply for a sabbatical on reduced pay

Half would agree to change their role entirely if it helped avoid redundancies.

However, the workers also wanted managers to make sacrifices themselves.

“There seems to be a new altruism at work. If people believe that being flexible about their own employment conditions will help stem job losses they will take on change and make personal sacrifices, especially if bosses do their bit,” the Daily Express quoted James Reed, founder of the campaign, which is backed by both sides of industry, as saying.

“Indeed people are full of innovative and effective ways to help employers cope with the downturn other than by simply cutting jobs.

“Over 400 ideas, practical examples and advice have already been submitted to the Keep Britain Working website since it was set up only last month, with more supporters joining all the time,” he added. (ANI)

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