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Are we all sick with overwork? With new European Commission Working Time regulations promised by the end of the year, Matthew Jones finds out whether engineers are overworked.

Macho, long hours, working yourself into the ground - that's the construction industry. At least according to Cary Cooper, workplace stress expert and professor of organisational psychology at UMIST.

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