Welsh workers stressed by workload, says TUC

Wales says work overload is the main cause of stress at work in Wales.

TUC survey of union safety reps in Wales shows that stress is their main health
and safety concern in a list including Scotland and the English regions.

than 80 per cent of safety reps in Wales who reported that stress was a problem
at their workplace said workload was a major cause. Almost half of the reps
also cited change and staff cuts as factors.

TUC general secretary David Jenkins said: "Workplaces in Wales have to
stop working harder and start working smarter.

hours and heavy workloads combine to make a lethal mixture which leads to heart
attacks, mental illness and social problems like divorce and alcoholism. It’s
plainly a false economy to work people into the ground, and it’s the number one
workplace health and safety problem that needs to be tackled."

fight stress, the TUC has launched a web-based tool  www.tuc.org.uk/h_and_s/

TUC also offers online help and advice for workers at www.worksmart.org.uk/health/index.php

By Quentin Reade

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