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Psychosocial risks: a mounting crisis

Re-watch the launch event of HesaMag#26: ‘Psychosocial risks: a mounting crisis' here. ‘If people are unhappy at work it’s because they’ve got problems in their personal lives.’ ‘Only people who are already fragile are affected by psychosocial risks, it’s got nothing to do with the company!’ ‘Ah, psychosocial risks, that’s about harassment right... Find out more

Claudia Narocki

Psychosocial risks in the healthcare and long-term care sectors

Work-related psychosocial risks (PSR) are a major contributor to the burden of disease in Europe. The stress mediated health impacts of PSR are evident in the healthcare and long-term care (LTC) sectors and were brought to everyone’s line of sight by the Covid-19 pandemic. While the effects of these risks manifest at the individual level as... Find out more

Tony Musu, Ian Lindsley

The ETUI's list of hazardous medicinal products (HMPs)

Workers exposed to hazardous medicinal products (HMPs), or hazardous drugs, which are carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic substances (CMRs), within the meaning of the recently adopted Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reprotoxic Substances Directive (CMRD – Directive (EU) 2022/431), must be given specific training by their employers to prevent risks of... Find out more

Workers on the route

Watch the replay of the launch event Launch of HesaMag#25: ‘Workers on the route’ From the consumer goods transported by ship or lorry and the meals delivered to us directly by bike, through to the trains and buses we take every day to get to work and the flights we book to go on holiday, it’s clear that transport workers are absolutely essential... Find out more

Kateryna Yarmolyuk-Kröck

A case for an EU directive addressing work-related psychological risks

Policy recommendations Work-related psychological risks (PSR) pose an ever-growing problem for modern labour. Awareness of the problem and approaches to its legal regulation vary across the EU. Many central and eastern European states still lag behind in addressing the problem in their national legislation. With a view to adapting working... Find out more

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March 03, 2023

French federation of health mutuals plans to cut over 25% of jobs in four months

The National Federation of the French Mutuality (FNMF), the representative body of the majority of health mutuals in France, has announced plans to cut at least 62 jobs by July 2023 – just over a... Find out more

February 28, 2023

A 4-day week trial demonstrates the benefits of working time reduction

A recent pilot program in the United Kingdom has demonstrated that reducing working hours result in significant benefits to employees' well-being and productivity. Non-profit organization 4 Day Week... Find out more

February 16, 2023

First step towards the recognition of breast cancer as an occupational disease in France

At the beginning of February, a night worker had her breast cancer recognised as an occupational disease for the first time in France. This decision was the result of a large-scale union campaign... Find out more

February 10, 2023

The Green Deal and the renovation wave: an asbestos time bomb for European workers

On Monday 6 February 2023, members of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament will start discussions on amending the Directive on the protection of workers from the... Find out more

February 08, 2023

Telework Observatory established by the CGT trade union of professionals

On 15 December 2022, the French union of professionals and skilled workers of the General Confederation of Labour (Ugict-CGT) launched the Telework Observatory (l’Observatoire du télétravail). The... Find out more