Stress higher for church employees in Sweden than for others
Church employees in Sweden appear to experience more psycho-social problems due to conditions at work than other workers, the Swedish Work Environment Authority has found.
"I'm receiving more and more reports about conflicts in parishes," Britt-Marie Kjolsrud, an inspector at the authority, told Kyrkans Tidning, a newspaper published by the Church of Sweden.
Many complaints from church workers related to bullying, stress and exhaustion, she noted.
Stress higher for church employees in Sweden than for others (Ecumenical News International 17/5/04)
Swedish Work Environment Authority
Church of Sweden
19 May 2004