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Two-thirds of Swedish academics stressed at work

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A comprehensive survey of Swedish university lecturers and researchers has found that two out of three suffer from work-related stress.

The survey was conducted by Sulf, the trade union and professional organisation of Swedish university teachers and researchers. Its ombudsman Mari Willart, who wrote the report, said that the main problem for staff is their growing workload.

“It is quite simple. If you work too much and constantly live under stressful conditions and do not receive the necessary recovery time this leads to ill health,” she told Sulf’s news website Universitetsläraren on 9 May.

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