Waste workers least rewarded -February 2012

In terms of earnings, working hours and work safety employees in the waste sector are off worse than their colleagues in the energy and water supply sub-sectors. This outcome results from a comparison between the utilities sectors in 13 European countries, based on data collected online by Wage Indicator in 2010 and 2011. Europe’s waste workers earn less, work longer hours and are more often exposed to unsafe working conditions than the energy and water supply workers. The ownership of the companies that employ them, i.e. state or private, has no measurable impact on these overall findings.

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