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Framework agreement on work-related stress

In 2004, the European Trade Union Confederation, the Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederations of Europe, the European Association of Craft Small and Medium-sized Enterprises as well as the European Centre of Enterprises with Public Participation and of Enterprises of General Economic Interest signed the framework agreement on work-related stress.

The actors aim is to increase the awareness and the understanding of work-related stress. Furthermore, employers and workers are provided with a framework to identify and prevent problems of work-related stress.

The framework agreement does not deal with violence, harassment and post-traumatic stress.

In different chapters, the description of stress / work-related stress, the identification of problems of work-related stress, the responsibilities of employers and workers as well as the reduction and prevention of problems of work-related stress are described briefly.

Implementation of the European autonomous framework agreement on work-related stress, 2008

Report on the implementation of the European social partners’ Framework Agreement on Work-related Stress SEC(2011) 241 final

Study on recent trends and EU and national measures to tackle stress related and psychological problems related with work

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