MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
The following resolution was carried at the AGM 2019:
Leeds City believes that the RMT should place pressure and influence on those companies that do not currently sign up to the above to do so, and, implement a procedure within their company that will recognise and offer help and support any of our members who are suffering from mental health issues.
It is our belief that all companies should sign up, and adhere to, the rules and principles of mental health awareness at a time when mental health issues appear to be increasing within the workforces of many companies.
By not signing up to these principles they are denying our member an avenue and the facilities to get help with their problems. This often leads to employees saying nothing to anyone about their issues. Often until it is too late.
No caring company should have any problem with signing up to this as the benefits are two-fold, helping their employees, our members, stay healthy in both body and mind results in a workforce that does not take time off sick attending work on a regular basis.
At their meeting of 26th September 2019, the National Executive Committee noted the following report of their Health and Safety Sub-committee:
We instruct the General Secretary to merge this file with the main Mental Health file and further instruct the General Secretary to take this matter up in line with the resolution.
Branches and Regional Councils to be informed.
I am acting in accordance with these instructions. Please make the contents of this circular available to all appropriate members.