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News items relating to work-related stress:

Unite, the largest union for construction workers, is calling on the industry to take radical action to reduce the high number of suicides among its workforce.

Are you one of the 1 in 10 people in insecure work - like a zero hours contract or working through an agency?

"Challenging poor employment practices - issues around work-stress in an increasingly demanding work environment"

Does retirement bring about happiness and boost wellbeing? What guarantees a smooth transition into retirement?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that it is to consult on proposals to make its cost recovery scheme dispute process fully independent.

Staff shortages in the crisis-hit NHS England have shot up by 6,000 in 18 months.

"Tackling workplace stress using the HSE Stress Management Standards"

28th National Hazards Conference

There is a interactive resource available for anyone who wants to consider how to make their workplace safer through building a strong union.

The effect of constant stress on a deep-lying region of the brain explains the increased risk of heart attack, a study in The Lancet suggests.

Sexism in the workplace and family responsibilities add to pressure as they face unequal pay and lack of support

The number of people taking their own lives in England is unacceptably high, says a report by the Health Select Committee.

Patient safety in England is being put at risk due to “unmanageable workloads,” GPs warned yesterday.

Sleep-deprived workers are costing the UK economy £40bn a year and face a higher risk of death, says a new study.

The Work and Learning Programme of the What Works for Wellbeing Centre is having a conference on 12th January in Norwich

Nearly one third of them don’t report it - an Usdaw survey reveals

Very stressful events affect the brains of girls and boys in different ways, a Stanford University study suggests.

Steve Gillan, of the Prison Officers Association, said proper staff levels were needed if officers - not inmates - were to be in charge of jails.

The TUC is urging people to spare a thought for night shift workers as research published at the weekend shows a growing increase in people working nights, with women fuelling that growth.