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'Healthy industries need healthy workers'


'Healthy industries need healthy workers'

"We congratulate the select committee on producing legislation that can make our industry more sustainable," said Finsec Acting General Secretary, Andrew Casidy.

"The Health and Safety in Employment Bill will help workers in the finance industry to combat stress levels that could make the industry unsustainable in the future," he said. "In this way it will benefit employers as much as it benefits employees."

"Healthy industries need healthy workers," he said.

"The well-publicised suicide of an ANZ manager is just the tip of the stress- iceberg in this industry," Mr Casidy said.

"Tiredness, depression, sickness, low energy levels and high stress levels are the result of the industry's short-sighted management policies.

"They come from targets which are set at unrealistically high levels and often not discussed with employees.

"They come from the increasing expection to sell, sell, sell, and to compete with other workers for the same market.

"They come from low staffing levels and the consequent lack of job satisfaction.

"And they come from the increasing difficulty in balancing work and home life as workers put in more and more unpaid overtime.

"We believe that this Bill will back finance workers up in their fight for their rights to give good service and to enjoy their jobs in a healthy and sustainable industry," Andrew Casidy concluded.


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