Health and safety report provides ammunition for bargaining

Netherlands Netherlands

(August 2016)  A recent report on several care institutions by the SWZ inspectorate looked at pressure of work, violence, working hours and other elements of safe and good working conditions. The results are being taken up by the care and welfare section of the FNV confederation as it prepares for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The report found widespread safety violations relating to workloads ranging from 29% of workplaces in shelters and refugee centers to 55% in organisations dealing with the disabled. In the case of violence at work, incidents were recorded at 40% of hospitals but at up to 70% of institutions dealing with mental health and disability. Read more at FNV (NL).

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