Menopause at Work
We've been working hard to reduce the taboo of the Menuapase in the workplace. It should be something we talk about as openly as what to order for lunch or the how good/bad we think the weather is.
As part of #talkbectu week, a special seminar took place at the BBC about Menopause at Work.
Here's a collection of useful links to help you have more informed and supportive conversations with your work colleagues, employees, freelancers and other staff.
An original document from 2013, which serves as a short printable guide - https://www.tuc.org.uk/resource/supporting-working-women-through-menopause
BECTU's top 10 tips - https://www.bectu.org.uk/news/2908
The TUC's Menopause in the workplace toolkit for reps (or anyone wanting to push the conversation and agenda of womens health in the workplace) - https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/Wales_TUC_menopause_Toolkit.pdf
Downloads from the TUC Wales' including the interim report on Menopause - https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/new-menopause-workplace-campaign-materials
Free online e-learning module about Menopause at Work - https://www.tuceducation.org.uk/local/enotes/index.php?terms=&q=menopause (free, but you need to sign up for an account - lots of other useful modules available too!)
You can also find our useful document to womens rights at work at https://www.bectu.org.uk/filegrab/women-s-h-s-policy.pdf?ref=1884 which includes a reminder of your basic health and safety laws, even if you're a freelancer!