The French have topped a list of the world's most whining workers, beating British and Swedish employees when it comes to complaining.

The three countries with the least amount of complaints out of the 23 questioned were Ireland, The Netherlands and Thailand.

The study by FDS International was based on a number of factors, including the percentage of workers unhappy with pay, actual income relative to cost of living, the percentage of workers who feel work impinges on private life, and average weekly working hours.