Research highlights long hours risks

Europe
Further research has been published that reveals the threat to workers’ health posed by longer hours. The study of civil servants found a 60% increase in heart-related illness among those working three or more hours a day more than the seven-hour norm. Publication of the research comes at a time when the European Commission is consulting over the Working Time Directive. A communication from the Commission suggests that health and safety is no longer the only factor to be taken into account when assessing the impact of working time legislation. A view that EPSU and the ETUC will reject in their responses to the Communication. [Read more at > Guardian news website (EN)->http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/may/11/overtime-heart-risks-research]