Labour inspection services under pressure

Europe

(January 2017) The latest issue of the European Trade Union Institute's health and safety journal, HesaMag, contains an analysis of the state of labour inspection services across Europe. It finds that, with few exceptions, workforces have been cut while inspectors have been assigned more extensive duties. Labour inspectors have to deal ith many new pressures and risks associated with digitalisation, nanotechnologies, psychosocial stress,working in a context of hostility towards state regulation and monitoring of companies.

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