Austria -Rewards for attendance questioned -November 01, 2013

A study commissioned by the Chamber of Labour (AK) showed that going to work when sick can be branded a ticking time bomb. It resulted in damage created not only for the employee but also for the company. The main reasons why people went to work when sick were that there was a lack of cover when they were off sick, reward schemes for attendance, being motivated in their jobs and their relationships to colleagues. Respondents also said they feared the consequences such as losing their job when being off sick. AK sees the results as an argument to improve working conditions and as a plea for sufficient calculation of employees as well as a ban on rewards for attendance such as bonuses and vouchers for staff who work all year without taking time off sick.

English: http://austriantimes.at/news/Business/2013-10-31/50027/New_study_shows_dangers ...

German: http://media.arbeiterkammer.at/ooe/presseunterlagen/2013/PKU_KrankZurArbeit …  

 

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