Work shouldn't hurt. Physically or emotionally.
Workplace bullying is an issue for everyone in the workplace, not just those who are being bullied.
If you have identified workplace bullying as a major problem in your workplace, together with your colleagues you can take some action to deal with it.
A useful way of coordinating an effort to eliminate bullying in the workplace is to form a committee of Union Members who have agreed to organise meetings,
and co-ordinate group decision-making and action around the bullying.
Ensure staff in your workplace know the committee exists and can be involved in the effort. Your committee can be supported by UnionLink and your Union Organiser.
If you are being bullied and are having trouble finding someone to turn to, we have great resources for individuals as well as experienced support through our Unionlink team. You can call them on 1300 733 800 or email them confidentially at firstname.lastname@example.org
The tools below will help you identify and track your experiences, and further help is available through your Employee Assistance Program and various government bodies and support groups below.
Resources & Downloads
The tools and resources below will help you, your colleagues and your committee to identify and stop bullying behaviour in your workplace.
Get help from a UnionLink Advisor: Call 1800 733 800 or email email@example.com
Find your workplace Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
All Department and Agency staff have access to an Employee Assistance Program through their employer. Sessions are are held with external consultants (Counsellors, Psychologists) so that your sessions remain completely confidential. Immediately family members may also attend, and you may have your sessions at work or a non-work venue.
The Employee Assistance Program aims to support employees (usually at no cost to employees) undergoing work and personal difficulties. Some workplaces offer a limited number of sessions with the EAP provider obtaining approval from the employer if they believe further sessions would be beneficial.
EAP services generally include:
Employee Assistance Providers can be located through: