Sexual harassment is no laughing matter

Sisters and Brothers

This is a reminder of the meeting today at 12.30pm to 1.30pm in the Montague Room Senate House Room G26, sandwich lunch and refreshments provided.

The first part of the meeting will include a discussion about sexual harassment in the workplace led by Helen Carr followed by the AGM and election of Officers and Committee.

Helen is the UCU National Head of Equality and Participation and has led UCU’s work on this and was also involved in the TUC project Still just a bit of banter?

Earlier this year, the TUC commissioned polling to provide a snapshot of women’s experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace, the polling showed us that sexual harassment of varying degrees and severity is alive and well in the modern workplace and that over half of women in work had experienced some form of sexual harassment.

This should be of interest to all of us as trade unionists, because we believe that we should be at the forefront of preventing and combatting all forms of discrimination, harassment and violence in the workplace – the onus to challenge harassment should not all be on individuals to take grievances.

I look forward to seeing you later.