Belgium - Work stress in Flemish region documented - January 31, 2017

According to a report of the Flemish socio-economic council (SERV) around half of the labour force is confronted with work stress. The share of workers that have to deal with stress has increased substantially in the last three years. The labour ministry has already reacted with an announcement that a dialogue with the social partners will be opened. The report sees the economic growth as one of the main reasons, it has led to increased time pressure, whilst the job growth stayed relatively modest. Social partners agreed in 2000 to develop a policy that should lead to a decrease until 2020.

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