Spain -Occupational accidents on the rise -November 16, 2015

Trade union CCOO reports that workplace accidents have been on the rise since the beginning of the crisis. Minor, major and fatal accidents took place more often in 2015 than 2014. Especially minor accidents, of which 218,019 took place in the first six months of 2015 and the 239 fatal accidents constituted an increase of 13,577 and 16 cases respectively. Workers and trade unionists report the hike in accidents is due to a combination of higher work stress and pressure, as well as a weaker negotiation position of workers and their representatives. Accidents often took place at the end of long shifts, when regular safety checks of equipment had not been carried out and because workers carried out unsafe tasks.

English: http://www.equaltimes.org/spain-precarious-employment-fuels …  

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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