Stress increases in Council staff

STRESS-related illnesses and other absences by staff have cost Angus Council over £4 million in the past year.

This was reported yesterday (Tuesday) to the council’s scrutiny and audit committee. Chief executive Richard Stiff said that this represented an increase of five per cent compared to the previous 12-month period.

More than one-fifth of absences were related to stress, with almost 10 per cent of absences due to stomach ailments.

Mr Stiff emphasised that the Council strives to support employees, particularly those with stress-related ailments.