Housing workers made ill by management

Submitted by cathy n on 24 November, 2017 - 12:49 Author: Charlotte Zalens
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Housing repair workers in Manchester suffer from high levels of mental ill-health and stress, a survey has revealed.

The survey was conducted by Unite the union as workers go on strike again over pay differentials within the workforce which leads to some workers being paid up to £3,500 less than others for doing the same work.
The survey found that 37% of workers suffer from either depression or anxiety, 89% of those believed that work had contributed to their illness. 91% were suffering with stress, and 98% believed work had contributed to their stress. 92% said Mears′ management didn′t take their physical of mental health seriously.

Workers are set to strike for 49 days between now and February, adding to the 40 strike days already taken.

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