News reaches us that the NUJ’s new campaign, ‘Stressed Out’, will tackle stress in the industry. At a time of major cutbacks, the union is becoming more and more worried that journalists’ health and safety is at risk.
The NUJ is pressing employers to think about the stress levels induced by the working environment.
NUJ general secretary, Jeremy Dear, said in a statement, “It’s time for media companies to recognise that it’s unacceptable for them to preside over regimes which are literally making people sick. Employers must take responsibility for protecting the mental and physical wellbeing of their staff.
“All journalists understand how to work under pressure – it’s part of the job. But working under pressure is different from working under the constant stress that is now all too familiar to our members,” he said.