01 February 2002
'Absolutely nothing' time good for workers
“Today’s ‘absolutely nothing’ day promoted by the Mental Health foundation would be good for workers and employers alike,” said Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson today.
“Workers’ lives are increasingly ‘used up’ by work demands, leaving nothing for a quality of life outside work,” he said.
“The ‘concept of doing absolutely nothing for 15 minutes would leave workers refreshed and relaxed and could only have a good impact on their work.”
Ross Wilson said the CTU would co-ordinate a 'Get A Life' campaign this year focussed on getting back a quality of life.
“Today’s initiative addresses the same issues,” he said.
“The ‘Get A Life!’ campaign will take that concept much further, by campaigning for provisions to enable workers to get back a decent quality of life with their families and communities.”
Ross Wilson called on employers to take on board the Mental Health Foundation’s advice and encourage their employees to take time out and get a healthy work/life balance.
For further information contact Ross Wilson, Tel: (04) 802-3812
Or Lyndy McIntyre (04) 802 3817