Q. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, which of the following risks do you think employees are currently the most vulnerable to?
Please rank each of the following from biggest risk (1) to smallest risk (6).
|TOTAL: Biggest risk (Ranked 1)||Total||Employment Status|
|In paid employment||Not in paid employment||Retired|
|Having less job security||36%||34%||40%||35%|
|Working in unsafe conditions||20%||18%||24%||19%|
|Being exploited by employers (e.g. being expected to work unpaid overtime, working long shifts)||16%||16%||15%||15%|
|Not receiving a pay increase||10%||12%||6%||13%|
|Not getting paid fairly||10%||11%||8%||7%|
|Having limited opportunities for career progression||9%||9%||6%||11%|
- Considering the Covid-19 pandemic, having less job security is seen as the biggest risk for employees by over a third (36%) of people.
- Working in unsafe conditions is seen as the next biggest risk (20%), followed by being exploited by employers (16%).
- Those not in paid employment are most likely to rate job security (40%) and unsafe conditions (24%) as the biggest risk to employees.
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