Work-Life Balance Worsening

Instead of improving, the work-life of more than two million Australians are worsening, according to the latest Work and Life Index 2010.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions says that the increased pressure at work is reflecting on people’s personal lives as their families are suffering for it.

“It’s getting harder, not easier for working people and this is having a negative effect on children … and the whole community,” Ged Kearney, the ACTU president, said.

The report, which analyses a survey from March of 2800 workers who answered questions related to work-life balance and their use of leave, shows that more full-time employees reported dissatisfaction with their work-life balance.

Mr Kearney also said that the most dissatisfied with all are the working women as one in four is unhappy.

The men between the ages of 29 and 49, on the other hand, have the longest working hours and worst work-life balance.



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