Short temper, anxiety, tension, and depression are just some of the symptoms of stress. And with Britons putting in the longest hours in Europe, work is a prime cause
In view of the widespread impact of violence and stress at work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) convened a meeting to adopt a code of practice. It is designed to help the governments, employer’s and worker’s organizations of ILO member States to address challenges through better policies and practices on assessment, prevention, managing and coping with violence.
The code would not replace any national regulations, standards or laws. It’s considered a technical guidance document that outlines a code on workplace stress and violence, which ILO calls “a threat to productivity and decent work.”