Union Professionals: Dealing with Sexual Harassment Workshops

Sexual Harassment is a serious workplace issue. And trades unionists need to have the knowledge and skills to address it and prevent it from happening.

According to recent research, more than half of all women have suffered sexual harassment at work. And it’s even worse for younger women – almost two-thirds of women aged 18-24 have been targeted. All of them know how undermining, humiliating – and sometimes terrifying – sexual harassment can be.

Building on the TUC’s important research paper “Still Just a Bit of Banter?” we are holding one-day workshops throughout the TUC regions and nations for union officers to look at the findings of the report, learn about the TUC Sexual Harassment eNote for union reps and officers and develop trade union approaches to dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond.

Who is the workshop for?

All TUC Union Professionals’ courses are for officers and staff directly employed by a TUC affiliated union.

What will the workshop help me to do?

The workshops will help union officers to:

  • Identify how to use e-notes to support representatives’ development
  • Understand why sexual harassment is a trade union issue
  • Understand how to support members affected by sexual harassment issues
  • Develop knowledge and skills needed to challenge workplace and organisational cultures that foster sexual harassment.

How long is the workshop?

Workshops run from 10am-4pm and there is no charge for TUC affiliated union officers to attend. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

How much is the workshop?

This workshop is free to attend.

Further information

For further information please contact Martin Hegarty, TUC Education Officer email mhegarty@tuc.org.uk or call 020 7467 1219.

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