European Central Bank Staffers Are Complaining Of Stress, Being Overworked, No Extra Pay

According to a new poll conducted by IPSO, a union at the European Central Bank, staffers are complaining of stress and that they are being overworked.  This is according to an the AFP via tweets from the WSJ’s Simon Constable and Bloomberg’s Linda Yueh.

From the AFP:

In an internal ECB staff poll, 80.1 per cent of employees complained of a “heavy workload” at the moment and 74.4 per cent of them said it was a “permanent” situation.

More than 76 per cent said they were working longer hours, for which most of them (77.7 per cent) received no extra pay.

Nearly 16 per cent of those polled said their workload was having a “serious effect” on their private life and/or their health.

The poll was carried out among 715 ECB staff on both permanent and temporary contracts.

The ECB employs a total of 2,600 people, 1,200 of whom are on permanent contracts.


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