When workers continue to work without leave it could lead to ill health

August 22, 2013

JOHANNESBURG – According to a report from the Centre for Economic and Policy Research in the US, most advanced countries oblige employees to take far more leave than South Africa does. The report explodes the myth that lazy locals get more time off than anyone else.



Occupational Medicine Practitioner at Occupational Care South Africa doctor Robbin George spoke to the Redi Thlabi Show about the hazards of not going on leave.



George said when workers continue to work without leave it could lead to ill health.



“Not taking leave isn’t good for your health and it’s only a matter of time before something goes wrong with your health. Lack of leave can lead to stress, tiredness and cardiovascular disease.”



He added people who don’t take leave end up taking sick leave, which can become expensive for the employers.

To read the full article – ewn.co.za/2013/08/22/The-importance-of-taking-leave

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