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Evenings, nights and weekends [online] : working unsocial hours and penalty rates

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Internet only - free access
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Length:
ii, 24 p. ; 30 cm.
Publisher:
Magill, S. Aust.: University of South Australia, Centre for Work + Life
Year:
2014
ISBN-ISSN:
9780992575403
Type:
Electronic resource
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Abstract:
This report begins by briefly describing current policy and research regarding penalty rates. It then describes the Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI) survey which provided the data for this report. We then present key findings from the analysis of the AWALI survey relating to unsocial hours, with a focus on the most common schedules and the workers most likely to work these hours. We discuss whether workers received penalty rates or additional pay, whether they relied on this extra pay to meet normal household expenses, and whether they would continue to work unsocial hours if they were no longer paid penalty rates. The analysis considers demographic characteristics, such as gender and age, household composition, income and geographic location. We also explore patterns of unsocial work hours and penalty rates according to industry, occupation and type of employment. The report concludes with a summary of key findings and a discussion of implications for policy and future research.
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