Women’s Health Issues

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2006 National Women's Conference
25 October 2005
Carried as Amended

Fifteen percent of women suffer serious period pains each month, 35 per cent of women suffer moderate pains. Some women suffer pains so strong they are comparable to labour pains.

But worse than this is the prospect that your employer will just mark down another absence, without discussion or understanding, and that this will affect your chances of promotion, of job retention, and of getting good reports.

Conference instructs the National Women’s Committee to produce guidance for branches on women and problems at work relating to menstruation. This should include legal advice on possible sex discrimination; how sickness absence policies can impact on women with menstrual problems, and other negotiating advice on how branches can make improvements in this area for members.