New Report Highlights Significant Increase in Workplace Stress

12 October by Jack Cornick


According to a new TUC survey 70% of respondents said that stress was a problem in their workplace.  Unsurprisingly worst hit are employees within the public sector, which has been squeezed through years of austerity.  

The top three professions which registered stress as one of their main concerns were central government (93%), education (89%) and health services (82%).

The union surveyed 1,000 health and safety representatives and report that stress seems to have increased across all areas of the UK.

The issue has become more widespread since 2014, with a 13% increase in the number of medium-sized companies (identified as those with between 50 and 99 workers) who reported stress as one of their top five health and safety concerns.

The study has been released to coincide with World Mental Health Day, and the TUC said it had guidance for any employee suffering from workplace stress, including urging them to discuss the problem.

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