Finsec applauds stress-busting UK website
"A new UK workplace health and safety website will also be helpful to workers in this country," said Andrew Casidy, General Secretary of the finance workers' union, Finsec.
"The website, www.hazards.org/workedtodeath will be launched world wide today by Hazards magazine. The launch reflects the website's international focus.
"Finance workers here will be particularly interested in the site's promotion of safe stress levels at work, because almost 20% of them have so far responded to a work/life balance survey initiated by Finsec. The survey is part of a wider campaign to reduce stress as workplace hazard.
"Finsec's survey has asked participants to identify three major obstacles to their work/life balance.
"The results have, so far, overwhelmingly, pointed to low staffing levels as the primary cause of stress. "The final results of the survey will be collected by the end of this month and the work/life balance campaign will then take on a new life as local groups of union members use it to focus on their specific issues," Andrew Casidy concluded.