Low-paid workers don’t trust their bosses

November 22nd, 2007 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin  

Melbourne, Nov 22 (ANI): A survey has found that one in three low-income workers on Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) dont trust their employers and are unhappy with the working conditions available to them.

The survey, led by Julian Teiche of Monash University, was conducted on 1023 employees by the Australian Centre for Research in Employment and Work (ACREW).

Survey focussed on five key areas, including experiences of employment, employee influence and involvement, and management.

Teicher said that the workers’ experiences of their jobs and employers were generally positive, however, the attitudes of low-income workers on AWAs was immensely different.

The deep dissatisfaction exhibited by low-paid AWA workers is doubly unfortunate, as these workers are unlikely to demonstrate loyalty and commitment to their jobs,’ News.com.au quoted Teicher, as saying.

It is well demonstrated that low morale and employee commitment may impact negatively on their performance at work, Teicher said.

In addition, the survey also found that 23 per cent of lower paid workers on AWAs claimed their bosses were not allowing them to meet family responsibilities.

The Monash study also revealed that a third of low-income workers on AWAs felt that they didnt have job security when compared with 16 per cent of other lower-income workers. (ANI)

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