The aim of this toolkit is to provide information to help union officers and reps in Wales to represent members affected by the menopause.

It aims to help reps in recognising and addressing the workplace issues that can worsen women’s symptoms. It provides tools and ideas to help union reps to campaign on the health and safety and equality issues surrounding the menopause. This toolkit is also a resource for the Wales TUC’s Menopause Awareness in the Workplace course.

The toolkit and course have been developed by the Wales TUC in response to the survey carried out by the Wales TUC and the Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales. The survey found that many women want to see a change in the way the menopause is treated at work.

The Wales TUC exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We want Wales to become a fair work nation. Over half of all trade union members are women, and with 49 member unions and over 400,000 members in Wales, the Wales TUC has a key role in
raising issues that affect women in the workplace.

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Menopause Awareness in the Workplace course

This two-day course has been designed for trade union reps and aims to create greater awareness of the menopause as a workplace issue. The course is for all union reps and aims to:

  • Create awareness of the menopause and the symptoms women can experience
  • Help reps consider various workplace factors that may negatively impact on workers experiencing the menopause
  • Consider practices and environments within the workplace that may put the health and safety of menopausal women at risk and/or may be considered discrimination against workers experiencing the menopause
  • Consider best practice for workplaces and unions to tackle the workplace issues facing workers experiencing the menopause.

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