One third of ECB staff at risk of Burn-out
A recent survey reveals that almost a third of European Central Bank (ECB) employees are at risk of Burn-out! Almost 5% even have suicidal thoughts. The issue has already been reported on in international media like the German Spiegel or Wallstreet Journal. UNI Europa Finance is very concerned about this result and will follow up on it. Especially given the key tasks the ECB is performing, such as Banking supervision, this is alarming. For any employer, this should be the starting point of looking into workload and performance pressure of the staff. The survey was commissioned by IPSO, the trade union inside the ECB and UNI Europa's close partner in the social dialogue with the European System of Central Banks. "Severe understaffing" in relation to the heavy workload and responsibilities of the employees is one of the elements leading up to an increased risk of Burn-out, according to IPSO. In addition, precarious contracts are on the rise in the ECB. IPSO has written an open letter to the ECB Governing Council members, asking them to reconsider the staffing situation. UNI Europa Finance fully supports those demands.