1 May 2009
Workplace bullying is responsible for the loss of nearly 19 million working days per year in the UK. Therefore it is in the interests of both staff and management to act against it.
Although bullying can affect workers and managers, most bullying is committed by managers. People in the post and telecommunications industries are amongst the highest affected by bullying. The effects of bullying include:
Even those who have witnessed bullying at work are also likely to have poorer health and low morale.
Employers have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment for you. The employer has to prove that they have acted firmly enough against the perpetrator/s and that they have procedures in place for dealing with harassment and their workforce is aware of those procedures.
If a member comes to the union for help they will be given clear advice and where appropriate, representation to help them challenge the behaviours they are complaining about.