Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Feeling stressed at work - join a union!

One of the things I lost when moving to France was membership of a trade union. Protestant pastors aren't as such employed and union membership was not possible - a case of colision between two of my value systems.
However these days Dr B is a member of the NUJ and his union has just ciruclated useful online questionnaires about stress and bullying at work.
I do slightly suspect that he's only in the NUJ because our local branch is based in Paris and it gives him an excuse to go to the Christmas party there without me. Want to get out more? Join a union. Of course in the UK there are also clergy sections in several unions, and names such as Unite and Amicus do rather show the chapel roots of British trade union movement.