Austria - Union calls on parliament to address burn-out and stress - March 18, 2010

The VIDA services union is urging parliament to launch a study into the increasing pressure under which health and social care employees work. Long working hours, long periods on call and too few staff are creating major problems in the sector, and 22,000 workers signed a petition organised by VIDA and the GPA-DJP services union.




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