MPs, unions hail introduction of mental health advisory for workers

One recommendation urges employers to establish a work-life harmony policy to offer employees clarity on after-hours work communication.
One recommendation urges employers to establish a work-life harmony policy to offer employees clarity on after-hours work communication.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

MPs and unions welcomed yesterday's announcement of a new tripartite advisory to look after the mental well-being of workers here.

The advisory comes as employees face greater mental stress and a higher risk of burnout from juggling work and personal commitments, especially with telecommuting work arrangements due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 18, 2020, with the headline 'MPs, unions hail introduction of mental health advisory for workers'. Print Edition | Subscribe