Benefit from Casual/Contract Jobs

May 21, 2012

Q. The number of people working in casual and contract jobs is increasing. Who do you think benefits most from the increasing number of casual and contract jobs?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Workers

7%

6%

8%

3%

Employers

55%

62%

52%

72%

Both equally

28%

25%

32%

17%

Don’t know

10%

8%

8%

8%

A majority of respondents (55%) think that employers benefit most from the increasing number of casual and contract jobs. Only 7% think workers benefit most and 28% think both groups benefit equally.

60% of full time workers and 49% of part-time workers think employers benefit most. Those on higher incomes are also more liklely to think employers benefit most (62% of those on incomes over $1,600pw). For those on low incomes (under $600pw),  54% think employers benefit most, 4% workers and 34% think both benefit equally.

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