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Date Posted18/06/2019

Report Claims Construction Workers on Government Transport Projects Stressed and Overworked

A report has revealed that white-collar workers working on the Andrews government’s huge pipeline of transport projects are being overworked to the point of near breakdown. The report showed stress and anxiety levels worse than that of many psychiatric patients.

The results of the survey were not made public but were leaked in a post on TheAge.com.au.

According to the post the survey of almost 700 professionals working on Victorian infrastructure projects found workers were expected to work extreme hours under constant deadline pressure which was endangering their mental health.

The workers analysed were working as engineers, managers etc. on major Victorian projects such as Metro Rail Tunnel, West Gate Tunnel and the level crossing removal program.

Read more at: https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/andrews-government-s-major-project-pipeline-pushes-workers-to-brink-20190517-p51ojg.html

 

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