Low-paid Australians with workplace agreements don't trust the boss

Workers are also unhappy with working conditions: Suvey
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/23/2007

One-third of low-income workers on Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs), employment contracts with individual conditions that can override sate or territory employment laws, don't trust their employers, according to a new survey.

The survey, conducted by Melbourne-based Monash University's Australian Centre for Research in Employment and Work, found that one-third are also unhappy with working conditions and 23 per cent said their bosses don't allow them to meet family responsibilities.

The survey also found that one-third of low-income workers on AWAs feel they don't have job security compared to 16 per cent of other low-income workers.