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Portable long service leave - Ray Markey speaks to News.com

Created: 17 Jun 2013

Publication: News.com
Topic: Unions to push for portable long service leave as Aussies work harder than ever
Date: 14 June, 2013
Author: Jessica Irvine

Excerpt: The executive director of the Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University, Professor Ray Markey, said the cost to employers of an expanded long service leave scheme would be offset by higher productivity among workers.

"Rested workers are more productive, are less likely to have accidents and less likely to take time off. It's likely that much of the costs, which are small anyway, could be offset by higher productivity," he said.

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