Sexual harassment is a universal problem. It can damage lives, poison the workplace environment and result in lasting psychological and social trauma. It can undermine the solidarity which is the basis of trade union organization and action. But sexual harassment can be fought, including through negotiations between unions and employers on agreed measures to jointly combat sexual harassment at the workplace.
On January 26, 2016, Unilever, the IUF and IndustriAll signed a Joint Commitment on preventing sexual harassment. A new brochure from the IUF based on this agreement presents concrete actions every union should take to prevent sexual harassment.
Management’s responsibility is also highlighted. The brochure also provides links to useful online resources on sexual harassment. The Joint Commitment is included at the end of the brochure.