Following the years of globalisation, one common problem among many which workers around the world are facing is a record level of stress. This was brought out by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in a recent report. According to the ILO report, "workers worldwide confront, as never before, an array of new organisational structures and processes which can affect their mental health". Downsizing, lay-offs, mergers, work contracts and rise in productivity demands have taken their toll in the past 10 years, pushing many workers into nervous break-downs, the report says. Based on a study of the UK, USA, Germany, Finland and Poland, the report raises fears that the problems facing the workers in those countries are likely in other countries as well. According to the ILO report, heart disease and depression are the two most common problems the workers are facing. These are set to grow as new technologies multiply. Workers are often left grappling with a series of complex mental disorders for years. The report warns that anxiety levels are going to dramatically rise in the coming years with the march of globalisation, and that the cost to businesses will be massive. As much as four per cent of the European Union's Gross Domestic Product is spent on treating the workers suffering stress and mental illness.