Episode 13: Working to live or living to work?

Jan 31, 2020, 02:25 PM

Our latest episode drops at the height of a General Election campaign. We look at work-life balance and why it’s one of the health and safety issues of the century. What can be done to prevent overwork, burnout and stress? We talk to Gareth Murphy, Head of Industrial Relations and Campaigns with the Financial Services Union, about what the “right to disconnect” and ask what workplace polices should be introduced.
One of the main issues of the election has been the campaign to stop the planned increase of the pension age to 67 to 2021. This has been spearheaded by SIPTU with the #Stop67 campaign. We talk to SIPTU Deputy General Secretary Ethel Buckley about how the issue has mobilised activists and trade union members. 
As always, you can tweet us @TheObtweets and find us Facebook at the Office Block. Head over now to find details of our new poll on work life balance. For more, go to www.theofficeblock.org.