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One sixth of school assistants subjugated to weekly violence

JHL (23.12.2010 - Juhani Artto) It is surprisingly common how often school assistants are targeted violently at their work place, comments Kaijamaija Parviainen from The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL on the results of a recent survey. Over 600 school assistants replied to the questionnaire.

Almost 3 per cent of the respondents encounter violence daily at their place of work. And nearly 15 per cent face the same unpleasantness on a weekly basis, and 12 per cent monthly. Around 30 per cent claim to have no violent experiences in their work. The remaining 40 per cent claim to have been targets of violence but with occurrences seldom ranging over once a month.

Over 8 per cent of the respondents have been attacked so badly that they have had to take sick leave.

And this is not all. There are many school assistants who have experienced the threat of violence without having been actually attacked physically. Only one out of four has never been threatened with violence.

The survey covers both physical and mental violence.

According to the survey most schools have instructions on how to behave in violent situations. In two out of three schools violent incidents have been handled in meetings held by personnel.