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Focus Analysis 2010

The spectrum of public sector tasks is broad: from federal administration to schools, police, hospitals and municipal associations. Accordingly, the tasks and the working conditions differ considerably in these areas.

But all have one thing in common: the transformation of the working world has long since also reached the public sector. The 4.6 million employees are thus not exempt from staff cutbacks, decentralisations of company parts or other restructuring processes. In this context, the framework conditions of the work and the working conditions in the public sector have changed considerably over the last decade.

The focus analysis in terms of the public sector in the context of the report "Safety and health at work 2010" considers various aspects:

  • Staff structure: How many people are working in 2010 in which areas of the public sector? How have the shares of different employment relationships developed over time? What is the age and/or gender distribution? What is the rate of part-time or fixed-term employment?
  • Working conditions: How do working conditions in the public sector compare to the industry, crafts and the service sector? What are the prevailing Frame conditions regarding working hours? Are there any over-/underchallenging situations? What physical and mental conditions are public sector employees exposed to in comparison to other fields?
  • Health problems: which health problems are more common in different economic fields?
  • Accidents at work/occupational diseases: What is the situation regarding occupational accidents and occupational diseases in the public sector compared to the commercial economy? What are the main issues that arise?
  • Restructuring process: How frequent are public sector restructurings? What are the impacts on working conditions and health problems in the public sector? Are the consequences comparable with those in the private sector?

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