Austria - Survey reveals work pressure in health sector - May 13, 2010

A survey by the Lower Austrian Chamber of Labour reveals the extent to which health workers’ well-being is under threat from stress and long hours. The survey of around 33,000 employees found one in five were emotionally exhausted while 27% worked 12-14 hours a day. Some 40% of employees worked more than 40 hours a week even though only 1% had agreed to work such long hours. The Chamber of Labour and services union VIDA have called for action on health sector working conditions in order to help boost recruitment; currently there are around 6,000 vacancies nationwide (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 March 2010).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/365;

German: http://www.vida.at/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=S03/Page/Index&n= …

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

 


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