Belgium - Modern times dossier on workplace problems - November 30, 2017

A survey of trade union confederation FGTB/ABVV among some 15,000 respondents shows that more than half of all workers have serious worries about the future of their job. Moreover, 80,4% thinks that their current work organisation at the workplace will have consequences for their mental and physical health. The highest score is given to work stress (83.7), followed by fatigue (48,7%) and burn-out (47.7%). Two out of five workers indicate that they have serious doubts whether that can continue until their pension. According to the union, the results show that the limits of flexibilization have been reached.

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