LRD Booklets May 2011

Stress and mental health at work - a guide for union reps

Introduction (579 words)

Stress has become one of the principal by-products of the modern workplace, and the continuing economic crisis is adding to the pressure. Millions ...
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1. The scale of the problem (2,905 words)

Work-related stress has long been a major hazard for a wide range of workers and this has increased during the economic downturn. Research by trade ...
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2. Mental health and the recession (895 words)

A recent Acas discussion paper noted the impact of the recession on the mental health of workers. It quotes an Occupational Health magazine report ...
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3. The law and work-related stress (6,763 words)

This chapter summarises the legal duties owed by the employer to manage and where possible eliminate work-related stress. ...
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4. Government guidance (2,519 words)

In February 2011, the government launched a new mental health strategy for England. No health without mental health outlines how a new emphasis on ...
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5. Union action on stress and mental health at work (2,991 words)

Unions have long campaigned for work-related stress to be taken seriously by changing the law, and see better regulation, either from Europe or by ...
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Further help and information (298 words)

Acas, (Head Office) Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London NW1 3JJ; tel: Helpline 08457 474747; web: ...
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