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'What workers want'
Thursday, 04 September 2008
Life after graduation
A new report released by the Trades Union Congress has highlighted the key things which UK workers want from their jobs.
The report is based on a YouGov poll of 2,500 UK workers and found that 24 per cent of the UK workforce (six million people) is not currently satisfied with their jobs.
In news that might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs, it found that just under half of those polled (42 per cent) complained that their pay rises had not kept pace with cost of living increases and 30 per cent complained of not having sufficient opportunities for training or progression.
Meanwhile, 46 per cent of those which took part said that increased workloads were causing undue levels of stress, with 23 per cent of people complaining about having longer working hours.
In related news, the Telegraph has reported that workers in full-time employment in Britain are currently working more than two hours a week more on average than their European counterparts.