The EU Commission clarifies that employers are obliged to protect workers from psychosocial risks and that these risks have to be duly taken into account in the risk assessment process.
Quality of working life, is a new thematic priority of Eurocadres. Adding psychosocial health in the Framework directive on occupational safety and health, strengthening parental leave rights and support for the women on boards directive are three of many proposals.
EU Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-being has published its recommendations including one on Mental Health at workplaces. Eurocadres has now raised the issue in the framework of the EU-level cross-sectoral Social Dialogue.
As many as 53% of workers see stress as biggest occupational risk. 1 in 6 workers will suffer from mental health problems, Costs 240 billion euros per year.