EU sources -Report: Excessive working hours major risk in health care sector -November 12, 2014

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) published a report on health issues in the health care sector in Europe. The report, Current and emerging issues in the healthcare sector, including home and community care, highlights the negative consequences of long working hours in the sector.

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) published a report on health issues in the health care sector in Europe. The report, Current and emerging issues in the healthcare sector, including home and community care, highlights the negative consequences of long working hours in the sector. Long hours have implications on the safety of both staff and patients, as well as on retention rates of staff. The authors add that in some countries public sector cuts have exacerbated the problem, as low paid nurses are taking on second jobs or extra shifts to make ends meet.

English: https://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/current-and-emerging-occupational ...  


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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