A new report shows Auckland Council staff have been struggling with the pressures of the post-lockdown work environment, with concerns about their stress levels and wellbeing, says the Herald. The report’s findings were taken from two staff surveys, conducted in May and September. “The aim of each was to highlight issues and trends in wellbeing, especially given the change for many staff to more remote working,” it said. The council employs about 6500 full-time equivalent staff, but announced in its emergency budget in July it would cut 500 or more jobs this year to mitigate a Covid-19-related revenue hit of about $475 million.
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