1.1 MILLION QUEENSLANDERS ‘FLEXIBLE’
6 July 2011,
MORE than 1 million Queensland employees have flexible working arrangements in place, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Those who work in the government sector made greater use of flexible working arrangements than their colleagues in the private sector, with 67 per cent using some form flexibility in the last year - compared with 56 per cent in the private sector.
Significantly though, more people working in the government sector reported greater scope when choosing their start and finish times and when to take annual leave than their private sector counterparts. Commonwealth Government employees used more flexible working arrangements than state and local Government employees.
The driving force for Queenslanders wanting to work more hours were for financial reasons. However, lifestyle was the reason for those wanting to work fewer hours.