All workers have a right to workplace safety and you can play a part in making your workplace safer for everyone.

Sexual harassment is a work health and safety issue. Employers have a responsibility to prevent sexual harassment from occurring in the workplace, and need policies for dealing with complaints, ensuring safety and confidentiality.

Here’s an example of how you can make a difference.

Recently the ASU identified that Yarra City Council’s sexual harassment and equal opportunities policies and procedures aren’t up to standard.

The union asked council to review and update policy and procedures as a matter of urgency.

The ASU is supporting delegates and members interested in tackling issues like this – if you’re concerned that your employer’s policies and procedures are out of date, get in touch!

Our union is at the front of tackling sexual harassment and other gender inequities in local government, and ASU delegates have a real part in this important work.

We’re extending an invite to ASU delegates from local government and public sector to our first Gender Equality Network meeting on Thursday 7 October.

The Gender Equality Act that applies to these workplaces includes sexual harassment as an indicator that your workplaces must report on in their Gender Equality Audits.

Getting involved in how the Act is being implemented is one way we can work together to address and prevent sexual harassment, reducing incidence and impact.

More info and registration link here:

If you are experiencing sexual harassment, discrimination or victimisation at work or have concerns your workplace isn’t handling these matters adequately, contact the ASU office on 1300 855 570 or or talk to your local ASU delegate

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