Menopause Awareness in the Workplace
Around 1 in every 3 women is currently going through or has experienced the menopause. Women make up nearly half of the Welsh workforce and with increasing numbers of older workers, many more women are now working through and well beyond the menopause. The Wales TUC recently carried out a major survey of around 4000 people looking at the menopause as a workplace issue. It found that many women want to see change in the way menopause is treated at work. The menopause is a key issue for trade unions because it is both an important equality issue and an occupational health and safety issue.
This two-day course has been designed for trade union reps and aims to create greater awareness of the menopause as a workplace issue.
The course is for all union reps and aims to:
- Create awareness of the menopause and the symptoms women can experience
- Help reps consider various workplace factors that may negatively impact on workers experiencing the menopause
- Consider practices and environments with 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 workplaces and unions to tackle the workplace issues facing workers experiencing the menopause.
The course will run for 2 Thursdays from 3rd October 2019.
To apply, please contact your Branch Training Officer, Branch Secretary or email firstname.lastname@example.org