Breaking: An orchestra is declared unsafeNews
The Work Environment Authority has notified the DR Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen that its practices ‘constitute a violation of working environment legislation’ and that it is not ‘fully safe in terms of health due to the large workload and time pressure.’
Apparently, several musicians are on long-term sick leave brought on by stress.
A DR official said: ‘There is no doubt that we are an orchestra at a high international level. This naturally places high demands on performance, both physically and mentally, and can also contribute to some employees experiencing greater pressure.’
So that’s all right, then.
Read more here (in Danish).