A telephone survey of 629 employees in the private sector (see details below)
found that the majority of respondents (53%) believe that they cannot
progress any further in their company. Those who are particularly concerned
are blue-collar workers and workers over 50 years old, as well as those with
a low education level. Furthermore, one third of the workers consider that
their work investment (36%) or training efforts (34%) are not recognised.
This feeling is even higher among women, 40% of whom feel that their efforts
at work are underestimated.
In March 2002, among a working-age (15-64 years) population of 38 million
people, 9.2 million reported having a long-term health problem or disability.
Of the 8.3 million people who were actually in the labour market, 20% (1.7
million) stated that the problem was work-related.
The prevention of occupational illness such as cancer has been identified as
a national priority for the next five years by the CNAMTS (Caisse Nationale
d’Assurance Maladie des Travailleurs Salariés - National Health Insurance
Fund for Salaried Workers).