One in 10 employees in transport and logistics sector have left their jobs due to stress, finds survey

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13th January 2022 15:50 - Transport and Distribution

One in 10 employees in transport and logistics sector have left their jobs due to stress: The findings of a survey of employees at 67 transport and logistics businesses has revealed that an estimated 10% have left their roles due to stress in the last 12 months, with a further 17% revealing that they are thinking about leaving for this reason.

The 2021 Stress and Mental Health study, commissioned by the Vape Club, revealed that twice as many employees in transport and logistics were likely to hand in their notice than in retail, over the same time period, with the leaving rate in the sector also greater than in healthcare. 

Half the respondents polled said they have experienced ‘excessive stress’ over the last year, with more than one in eight saying that they did not feel well supported by their company. 

The survey also revealed that in 2021 more than a quarter of workers polled (27%) said they needed to take a break from work due to a mental health issue, with 7% saying they took unpaid leave in order to do so. This was twice the number of employees who took unpaid leave due to a physical issue. 

While stress manifests itself in many different ways, the survey found that lack of sleep was a major concern.  Nearly half of the employees polled (46.7%) said they found it difficult to get to sleep due to stress.

Frances O’Grady, TUC general secretary, said: “Better conditions and pay would help attract and retain staff, and make for a healthier, more resilient labour market.”

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