Domestic abuse is always a workplace issue. Trade unions know that work is often a place of safety for those experiencing domestic abuse.
But at the moment, many workers are subject to stringent social distancing measures which mean they have to work from home, isolated from their support networks.
For those at risk of domestic abuse, this may be unsafe.
But because their most frequent contact is likely to be with their line manager, co-workers and trade unions reps, now more than ever we all have a role to play in supporting those at risk of domestic abuse.
The restrictions on movement introduced to stop the spread of Covid-19 have exacerbated domestic abuse as workplace issue.
The National Domestic Abuse helpline has reported a 25% increase in calls since the coronavirus lockdown began, as well as a 150% increase in visits to their website.
Join this training for trade union reps and activists on how to respond to this issue in the workplace, both during COVID-19 restrictions, and for the future.
14:00 - Introductions & presentation by Gemma Wibberley, Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
14:30 – Successful trade union responses to domestic abuse
15:00 – Break out sessions: designing a response for your workplace
15:30 – Feedback & signposting for support: Wellwomen Wakefield
16:00 – Close
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