A poll commissioned by Middlesex University London has shown
that top of the list of concerns about what’s fair at work are late
working and management pay. 66 per cent of those asked said they felt
that working late when necessary without extra pay is unfair, and
around half felt that management level staff being paid much higher
wages were unfair. Positive discrimination e.g. the use of quotas to
employ a set number of women or ethnic minorities was also seen as
unfair by 48% on average although this rose to 58% in London.
With regard to final salary pension schemes, only 31% of those
involved in the survey felt these were fair.
However, workers showed support for flexible working
opportunities for parents, with 74% seeing it as a fair working
practice. In addition, a large majority didn’t have a problem with not
being able to access social networking sites at work (only 12% said
they thought it was unfair).
The YouGov Poll was commissioned to coincide with Middlesex
University’s Fairness Conference held at the end of May.
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