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Staff enjoy their working conditions

Despite the financial crisis most staff enjoy good relationships with bosses and feel they are on the same side.

AROUND 89% of staff say their conditions at work are good despite the financial crisis, according to a recent survey.

The poll, taken by Obea-InfraForces for the newspaper and website 20 Minutes and France-Info, shows that while unemployment may be rising, conditions in the workplace are not deteriorating and a large portion of workers remained happy in their jobs.

Only 20% of the 903 people surveyed across different age groups and industries say they have seen a drop in their working conditions and, of this figure, only a third say it is significant.

Low-ranking executives are the category reporting the biggest increase in pressure on their jobs.

Of those who claim their conditions have worsened, 45% say this was due to spending power, either as a result of not having a raise, or of lost revenues.

The survey also reveals that 87% of workers have good relations with their bosses – only 10% said the opposite.

The report says 78% of workers believe that the financial crises has not changed their relationship with their boss over the past six months, while 9.5% say it has worsened.

Furthermore 82% of staff say they feel on the same side as their boss against the financial crisis.

While 61% do not believe the government has the power to save their jobs, 75% think that their employer would do their best to keep them in work.

A quarter of workers say they are worried about losing their jobs, 15.5% say they are looking for different jobs while already employed and 8.9% say they are thinking of leaving the country to look for work.

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