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❤ Unions ❤ Organising

Organising is what unions do.

In order to organise it’s vital to know who you are organising. It is for this reason that the BDA TU Team are keen to ensure that every BDA member knows who their BDA TU rep is (and if you don’t have a representative in your workplace then now’s the time to put yourself forward for the role!).

Being a BDA Trade Union Representative is a great opportunity to learn more about the workplace, develop key skills, and help your fellow BDA members. We ensure that our representatives receive appropriate training for their role and are supported in their work by our team of full time officers. We established our first BDA Trade Union Reps Conference in 2019 and look forward to our second in October 2020.

We have generated materials to be used on notice boards which can help identify the local BDA Rep but also signpost members (and potential members) to the benefits of BDA membership. If you're a rep you can request resources from our BDA Trade Union Campaigns Officer.

If you're interested in becoming a rep take a look here or contact the BDA Trade Union team union here for further information.

What to do if you have been sexually harassed at work
You are protected from sexual harassment in the workplace by the Equality Act 2010.
It does not matter how long you have worked for your employer or whether you are a permanent employee, an apprentice or trainee, on a fixed-term contract or supplied by an agency, you are still protected by this legislation.
Click here for TUC’s Know Your Rights guidance which describes the offence, its impact and the rights you have to fight back if it happens.

Who to speak to for support if you have been sexually harassed or experienced sexual violence
For women:
Women’s Aid Federation – www.womensaid.org.uk / 08457 023 047
National Sexual Violence Helpline: 0808 802 9999
London Black Women’s Project – http://www.lbwp.online/ / 020 8472 0528
Latin American Women’s Rights Service – http://www.lawrs.org.uk/ / 020 7336 0888 

LGBT specialist support:      Galop – www.galop.org.uk / 0800 999 5428
Men’s specialist support:    Survivors UK – www.survivorsuk.org