6342.0 - Working Arrangements, Australia, Nov 2003
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/06/2004
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Almost 3 million employees work overtime on a regular basis
The number of employees who work overtime on a regular basis increased to almost 3 million in November 2003, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This is an increase from 33% of all employees in November 2000 to 37% in November 2003.
For the most recent period of overtime for employees who worked overtime on a regular basis:
Other findings from the survey, Working Arrangements, Australia include:
One in five employees were absent from their main job for three hours or more in the two weeks before the survey. Three-quarters (1,198,200) of those employees who had an absence were paid for their most recent absence. The most common reasons for absences were 'holiday/travel or other recreational purpose' (38%) and 'own ill health, physical disability' (32%).
Further information is in Working Arrangements, Australia, 2003 (cat. no. 6342.0).
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