ICTU Launches Bullying and Harassment Prevention Guidelines for Trade Union Activists

26 Feb 2021

ICTU Bullying and Harassment Prevention Guidelines 2021

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions's Health and Safety Committee has developed this booklet to assist Union Representatives in understanding what bullying and harassment is and to assist them to provide practical support to members who feel that they are being bullied or harassed

This booklet will help Union Representatives understand the different definitions of bullying and harassment and assist them to recognise the different workplace behaviours that contribute to them.  

The HSA and WRC have recently completed a review of their respective codes of practice on bullying in the workplace and have developed one single code of practice entitled 'Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work' which came into effect on 23 December 2020.  The HSA and WRC consulted with several representative organisations and stakeholders including the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and our input was considered as part of the review.  In addition, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has also published a Code of Practice on Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work.  In developing this booklet, Congress has availed of the guidance contained within both Codes of Practice.

The Guidlines can be viewed in full here.