Bullying and harassment

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2005 Local Government Service Group Conference
24 February 2005

Conference recognises across Local Government, Further Education, Careers and Voluntary Sector that lay representatives are being inundated with increasing numbers of bullying and harassment cases. These cases are very often complex, time consuming and emotionally demanding and many lay representatives are ill equipped to deal with them.

Conference therefore calls on the Service Group Executive to:

1)ensure appropriate training is provided throughout the union for lay activists

2)establish a system for monitoring bullying and harassment cases across branches

3)establish a resource toolkit including model policies

Conference further calls on the SGE to liaise with UNISON Welfare to provide advice and support to Branch Welfare Officers who are supporting members in these cases.