‘Poor morale’ in public sector working
PUBLIC sector workers facing pay cuts are becoming disillusioned and are prepared to sacrifice their pension for a job in a private firm, according to new research. A survey of almost 1,400 employees showed that just over half of those in the public sector would consider giving up their pension for a career elsewhere. Recruitment firm Hays said the pull of private companies and their perceived higher job security was attractive to workers in the public sector, which has been hit this year by industrial unrest over the Government controversial pension reforms. A separate poll of almost 1,000 employers found that most were worried about retaining skilled workers.
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