Working conditions and health

In all sectors and in many Member states, a growing number of workers are complaining of the effect their work is having on their health and well-being. Even the wave of suicides in France has affected workers and all stakeholders in recent years. Some of these companies have decided to react promptly and to enter decision processes with workers consultation and expression (see Triomphe CE, in Workshop Cahier public services).

New forms of work organization and working conditions with less time for personal or family life have emerged as general situations in firms. Trade unions believe that work intensification is the main cause of the work-related stress and musculoskeletal diseases now seen to be affecting more than one in five workers.

Click here to download “Santé et Sécurité au travail : quelle organisation pour quels résultats ?” by Claude-Emmanuel Triomphe (Congrès Preventica/Université Paris XIII, in french).

Click here to download “Restructuring of Organisations and Potential Implications for their Staff” by Birgit Köper and Götz Richter.