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  • Carole Jones

Beating the bullies

Supporting members in the workplace is a key role for activists and for UNISON. Sadly, one of the most common problems members face is bullying and/or harassment by managers or by colleagues.

There have always been managers who use bullying and/or harassment to get their way, and being a union member is the best method to protect yourself against them.

But as cuts bite, and in the current situation where COVID may also be causing staff shortages, members may come under increasing pressure to cover gaps in services: pressure which can amount to bullying.

Check out UNISON's guidelines on combating bullying and harassment in the rersources section of the dedicated webpage on the UNISON website: https://www.unison.org.uk/get-help/knowledge/discrimination/bullying-and-harassment

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