This workshop is about identifying the psycho-social hazard of workplace bullying. It will give workers and union representatives the tools to help identify, investigate and resolve the very serious issue of Workplace Bullying.
Bullying is usually seen as acts or verbal comments that could psychologically hurt or isolate a person in the workplace. Sometimes, bullying can involve negative physical contact as well. Bullying usually involves repeated incidents or a pattern of behaviour that is intended to intimidate, offend, degrade or humiliate a particular person or group of people. It has also been described as the assertion of power through aggression.
Workplace bullying is a serious occupational health and safety issue with far-reaching social and economic consequences. In the face of rising incidents of bullying in the workplace between management and worker, as well as co-worker to co-worker, our union is committed to the ideal that every worker is entitled to work in a safe, healthy and respectful workplace that is free of intimidation or harassment.