11 June 2018 1:00pm–2:30pm
Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, Westminster
This event is a Parliamentary reception to celebrate the impact of UNISON’s ‘Violence at Work Charter’, our union’s campaign to end violence against staff in the Community Sector
Our members in the charity, community and housing association sectors are greatly concerned by the exposure of staff to violence and aggression in the course of their work. For too many workers in these sectors, violent incidents are viewed by the employer as “part of the job.”
To help tackle this and encourage best practice, UNISON has created a charter aimed at ending violence at work. The charter sets out 10 actions that employers can take to improve safety at work. They include appropriate training, support for the victims of violence and monitoring of incidents. Since our launch of the Charter in 2017, 16 major charities and housing associations have signed up, including RNIB, Dimensions and Apex Housing.
The reception will be an opportunity for members of parliament to speak with UNISON members in the sector who have experienced violence in their day to day work and draw attention to the problems that many continue to face.