What do workers want?

This is the title of research published this week by the TUC summarising the results of a poll carried out by YouGov.  The findings make for reading as depressing as the weather this summer.  Of the 2800 people polled last month and in July, 25% were dissatisfied with their job and would not recommend their employer (which should mean a lot of negative comments on the Glassdoor.com website I mentioned last week), 42% thought that their pay hadn’t kept up with inflation, and 46% complained of increased workload.  39% complained of feeling stressed and, according to the research, 3.5 million people are bullied at work.   Many workers, 30% of respondents did not see themselves as having reasonable promotion prospects.   In all six million people are unhappy at work.

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