Low pay is top of British workers’ complaints

Over half of all workers are unhappy
with one or more aspects of their job, a new survey reveals.

The research, conducted by Alliance
& Leicester Business Banking, surveyed 1,100 Britons and also finds:

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51 per
cent of private sector employees who are unhappy cite low pay as their biggest
grumble

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28 per
cent of those dissatisfied are unhappy about long working hours

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Younger
workers and women are the least satisfied with their pay.

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20 per
cent of those unhappy at work say their working environment is a problem.

Gareth Williams, head of marketing
at Alliance & Leicester Business Banking, said: "Even though salaries
have been rising sharply over the past few years, levels of expectation have
been rising faster. Employers need to recognise that salary gripes are often a
reflection on other aspects of the job – such as long working hours or a lack
of tangible benefits."

By Quentin Reade

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