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Collaborative supervisors block bullying

Gabrielle Lis

More than half of FIFO workers report bullying at work, which triples worker-reported suicide risk and more than doubles the risk of clinical depression - but collaborative supervisors reduce risk.

Fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) workers are a staple part of the workforce of the Australian resources sector. Stories about bullying on remote worksites paint a grim picture of some aspects of the FIFO work culture: is this bad reputation borne out in the scientific research? The answer is yes, according to a team of researchers from Murdoch University in Western Australia, led by Peta Miller. After analysing the results of an online survey completed by ...

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