FIFO workers satisfied but will chase higher salary: survey

9 Oct 2013, Sarah-Jane Tasker – The Australian.

MINING workers on fly-in, fly-out rosters are reportedly satisfied with their work arrangements but will change jobs in the next year to chase a higher salary.

The Australian reports a six-month study released by the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute found job satisfaction was relatively high but despite this, almost half of workers surveyed reported they intended to change jobs in the next 12 months.

A desire for higher pay, better work-life balance and career advancement were the reasons given for changing jobs.

Mary Anne Barclay, of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, who led the research, said one of the benefits of FIFO work was that it enabled skilled people to chase promotions.

“It offers greater work advancement opportunities because it doesn’t matter if you’re based in Brisbane or Perth, you can climb the next peg of the career ladder at any mine site in Australia,” she said.

“Your options are wide open to you if you’re ambitious.”

The study also said FIFO workers were after more personal space and quiet time to communicate with family and friends to boost their wellbeing and job satisfaction.

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About CELOTTI WORKFORCE
LABOUR HIRE & RECRUITMENT AGENCY SERVICING THE BUILDING, INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESOURCE SECTORS

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