The Menopause in the Workplace - Wales

This course has been designed to generate awareness of the menopause in the workplace. It has been developed in response to a survey carried out by the Wales TUC and the Women's Equality Network (WEN) Wales. The survey found that many women want to see a change in the way the menopause is treated at work. The course aims to raise awareness of the menopause among workplace reps (of any gender) including those who may not have any experience of the menopause and the issues it raises in the workplace for their members.

As well as generating awareness for reps this course will look at how the menopause can be an equality and health and safety issue for members. The course will also look at how reps can make a change in the way the menopause is treated in the workplace and the legislation that can be used to help represent members who may be affected.

Who is the course for?

How long is the course?

This a a two day course which will run from 09.30 to 4.30 on both days

What will the course help me to do?

The course aims to:

  • create awareness of the menopause in the workplace and the symptoms women can experience
  • help reps consider various workplace factors that my negatively impact on workers experiencing the menopause
  • consider practices and environments within the workplace that may put the health and safety of menopausal women at risk and/or may be considered discrimination against workers experiencing the menopause
  • consider best practice for workplace and unions to tackle the workplace issues facing workers experiencing the menopause


Can I get time off to learn?

Union representatives who wish to attend TUC courses in working time should first ask their employer for time off with pay. The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977 give accredited union and safety representatives a legal right to reasonable time off with pay to attend courses approved by the TUC or their union. Guidance towards establishing what constitutes reasonable time off can be found in the ACAS Code of Practice (pdf).

Representatives who find difficulty in obtaining paid time off to attend TUC courses should seek assistance from their senior union representative or full time union office

How much is the course?

There are no course fees for union reps from unions affiliated to the TUC.


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ClassroomColeg Gwent3 Oct 2019 to 10 Oct 2019
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ClassroomAdult Learning Wales - Cardiff13 Jan 2020 to 27 Jan 2020
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ClassroomAdult Learning Wales - Bangor13 Jan 2020 to 27 Jan 2020
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ClassroomAdult Learning Wales - Wrexham13 Jan 2020 to 27 Jan 2020
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