Employees disabled people experience a lot of aggression and violence at work

Employees in the disabled people still experience a lot of aggression and violence in the workplace, according to a digital survey of trade union CNV Care & well-being.

There is in the survey for the care of both mental as well as physical handicapped looking. Of the staff in the disabled gives 70 percent of hitting, biting, kicking, and pinching by patients to to have had.

Of the respondents to the survey is 80 percent or even yelled at or threatened. A quarter of the staff also experience aggression from family or friends of clients.

CNV Care & well-being (the digits to the tight ensembles, and the many temporary flexkrachten. With reports of incidents by managers is not always what is done. A third of the employees says never what to hear.


Chairman Anneke Westerlaken of CNV Care & well-being said to be shocked by the results. “As a trade union, we understand that aggression in this sector, but we refuse to use aggression as a normal phenomenon to accept.”

Westerlaken calls for more qualified staff and stability in the teams. “To improve the security staff should have more influence and control in the workplace. And we want organisations to address compliance and implementation of agreements relating to safe care”, said the president.

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