Workplace bullying is the tendency of individuals to intentionally use aggressive or unreasonable behaviour or comments to hurt or isolate an employee. Other terms used to describe bullying could include psychological violence or harassment, personal harassment, mobbing, and emotional abuse. It can take various forms: public humiliation in order to control the emotional climate at work; constant criticism; rumour-mongering; and gatekeeping that controls targets by withholding resources like time, budget, autonomy, and training which are necessary to succeed.
Employers have a legal obligation to maintain harassment and bullying-free workplaces. But we know that it still happens and our members are harmed. What can Shop Stewards do when a member comes to them with concerns? We'll discuss some strategies.
All YEU members can participate in union educational activities with no loss in pay. RSVP to let us know that you are coming and we'll send you the zoom link.
Not a Shop Steward? Contact Lynne Pajot [email protected] to find out how you can get involved in making the union stronger.