New push for mobile phones to be BANNED in workplaces across Australia 

'There is no excuse': Extraordinary new push for mobile phones to be BANNED in workplaces across Australia gains rapid momentum Employers are making the move to ban mobile phones in the workplace They say it goes past a safety issue and into an accumulative time loss problem  It comes after Victoria announced it will ban phones during school hours

By Tom Place For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 16:42 BST, 6 July 2019 | Updated: 16:42 BST, 6 July 2019

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Employers in Australia are fed up with mobile phones in the workplace and say there is 'no excuse' to use them in the office.  

Business owners are complaining the 10 minutes here and there throughout the day are adding up to hundreds of hours of lost productivity - and some are starting to take action.

It comes after Victoria moved to ban mobile phones in schools by 2020 as frustrated teachers and principals struggle to get students' attention in the classroom.

Business owners are complaining that the 10 minutes here and there throughout the day are adding up to hundreds of hours of lost productivity and many are starting to take action but implementing strong policies

Business owners are complaining that the 10 minutes here and there throughout the day are adding up to hundreds of hours of lost productivity and many are starting to take action but implementing strong policies

Business owner and president of the Brisbane Junior Chamber of Commerce Nathan Schokker has said in the last 12 months there have been more businesses making formal policies against phone usage at work.

'I'd say 50 per cent are taking action, whether that's talking to their team or creating a policy and trying to be on the front foot,' he told the Courier Mail.

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