A CATALOGUE of bullying, increased working hours, cuts in holiday and attacks on sickness absence have been revealed in a damning survey of conditions in the civil service yesterday.
Stress levels have massively increased as the coalition government continues to attack its own employees, according to the survey carried out by PCS union.
The survey results come after the latest official figures showed 87,000 civil servants have lost their jobs since 2010 as ministers boast of shrinking the civil service to its smallest size since the second world war.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “While ministers cheer the fact they’re cutting the civil service to the bone, their unnecessary cuts are clearly having a detrimental effect on people’s health and their ability to do their work.
“The government has no claim to be a model employer when it is causing such high levels of stress, ill-health and overwork.”