Flexible work hours

Feb 25, 2013

Q. The Federal Government has announced measures to increase access to flexible work hours for parents and carers. Which statement is closer to your view? 

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Workers should have the right to request flexible hours if their employer can accommodate it

66%

65%

66%

74%

Employers should be required to accommodate workers’ caring responsibilities

13%

18%

9%

19%

It’s not up to employers to consider workers’ personal responsibilities

14%

10%

20%

6%

Don’t know

7%

7%

4%

1%

66% think that workers should have the right to request flexible hours if their employer can accommodate it and 13% think employers should be required to accommodate workers’ caring responsibilities. There were few major differences across demographics. Those working full-time or part-time gave similar answers to those not working.