New joint TUC and HSE publication on managing stress at work
"Tackling workplace stress using the HSE Stress Management Standards"
Workplace stress is the top concern health and safety reps have to deal with when it comes to union members, the TUC revealed yesterday (25th January 2017).
The trade union organisation surveyed 1,000 health and safety reps and 70 per cent of them said that stress was the main issue. The above guide, "Tackling workplace stress using the HSE Stress Management Standards" which was jointly published with the Health and Safety Executive, suggests that workers join a union to help them tackle stress and particularly for support to challenge bullying and harassment in the workplace.
TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Workers are increasingly suffering from the effects of workplace stress as pressures of long hours and low job security are taking hold across the UK. Anyone worried about their workload or being unfairly treated at work should join a union, to get the support they need and their interests represented at work.”