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The Great British workplace

The TUC, bless it, has a YouGov-conducted survey out, entitled 'What workers want'. There is rather a lot of detail that the organisation does not bother featuring in the accompanying press release, and that is what I am going to focus on.

Trade unionists are less loyal to employers than the unionised:

"I feel committed to the organisation for which I currently work"

Non-union - 57%
Union - 54%

"I would speak highly to people..about my employer" -

Non-union 53%
Union -46%

"I feel the organisation I work for deserves my loyalty"

Non-union - 47%
Union - 41%


Lousy public sector managers / egg-shell employees:

"Bullying by management is an issue where I work"

Public sector - 31%
Private sector - 18%

"Discrimination on grounds of gender is an issue where I work"



Public sector - 7%
Private sector - 4%


"Discrimination on grounds of race is an issue where I work"

Public sector - 3%
Private sector - 2%

"Discrimination on grounds of age is an issue where I work"

Public sector - 7%
Private sector - 4%

There is preferential treatment by managers that unfairly benefits some staff where I work

Public sector - 36%
Private sector - 30%

Increased workload over the past three years (interpret as you see fit....)

Public sector - 65%
Private sector - 51%

Increased stress etc etc

Public sector - 63%
Private sector - 48%

Longer working hours

Public sector - 33%
Private sector - 29%

Leftist attitudes in the public sector


"Support measures to make workplaces more environmentally friendly"

Public sector - 75%
Private sector - 67%

"Support a shift in the balance of tax so that big companies pay more tax and
ordinary people pay less"

Public sector - 77%
Private sector - 71%

"Support a shift in the balance of tax so that very wealthy individuals pay
more tax and ordinary people pay less"

Public sector - 78%
Private sector - 69%

(The South West (!) and Scotland lead the agreers - 78% and 76%)

"End child poverty in the UK"

Public sector - 83%
Private sector - 76%



Folk in the public sector do know when they are on to a good thing, pension-wise:

"Satisfied with pension provision"

Public sector - 70%
Private sector - 41%


Meanwhile, there is a fabulous degree of hypocrisy / cant etc going on across the workplace, in that precious few people seem to think they are overpaid, as 'fair pay' is reckoned to be very important / important by 98% in the private sector and 99% in the public sector. Really? I have heard of few folk volunteering for a pay cut, because if they are overpaid, that wouldn't be fair, would it?


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