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Monday, January 16, 2006

London Underground is one of the healthiest places to work!

The Tube win BBC award for Most Improved Employer over Health Issues

I am dying to know what many of the London Underground staff who read this blog think of this: "London Underground (LU) has beaten off competition from some of the Capital's biggest organisations to take the
BBC's Big Health Challenge Most Improved Employer in London Award for 2005.

The award recognises the programme of health awareness LU developed for its 12,000 staff
."

The gong presented by Sally Gunnell, was in recognition of LU's continued programme of health awareness with its 12,000 employees and was given to them in an award ceremony earlier today.

"Judges were impressed with LU's contribution to tackling stress levels among staff. By initiating measures such as drop-in 'stress surgeries', anger management groups and one-to-one work with employees, absence - in those employees using the services - in the six months afterwards compared to the six months before dropped by 79 per cent.

Meanwhile, dozens of staff have taken advantage of the Waist Management programme, a 10-week weight-loss programme at 17 locations across the Capital, with incentives including discount cards for healthy meals from staff restaurants
."

So whenever you see an overweight staff member, I suggest you tell them about the weight loss programme as they are clearly letting the side down. Also if they ever get stroppy with you, tell them that their anger management programme isn't working as well as it should, and that you advise them to take advantage of their drop in stress surgeries!

You'll be pleased to hear that LU will now go through to the national final, the results of which will be broadcast on BBC2's Working Lunch at the end of the month. Best of luck guys - I think you may need it! Check out the press release for more information.


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