UNISON | World Menopause Day
|This day is to raise awareness of the health issues women face when approaching, during and beyond the menopause.|
As the union of a million women in public services, we take the menopause seriously. It’s a workplace issue – nearly 8 out of 10 menopausal women are in work.
We will ensure that working women have all the support they need to be healthy and safe at work.
|We are marking World Menopause Day with free stickers that you can order and a leaflet to download.|
You can use these materials to raise awareness that menopause IS a workplace issue.
We have also updated our guidance on menopause. This includes a model policy for branches and reps to use in negotiations to highlight the issue at work.
Read our guidance on menopause
Find out more about UNISON and menopause
The guidance will assist branches in ensuring that organisations consider how menopausal symptoms can impact on women, trans and non-binary people experiencing the menopause.
|It’s the start of ENVIRONMENSTRUAL WEEK! We hope that you can take part in this Week of Action.|
Here’s your Environmenstrual Week checklist:
Have you arranged an event? Don’t worry if you haven’t. How about hosting a live Q&A session on social media. Or host an impromptu coffee morning with students – serve some red velvet cake. Print off the badges and other collateral from the Environmenstrual week of action toolkit. Some great photo opportunities for social.
Schedule all your social media posts. We have some suggested posts and tiles which can be scheduled now, to go out from Saturday 12th.
Get the conversation started. Get your followers to share how they will be taking part, what their go-to menstrual product is – let’s break down taboos. We have some suggested posts in our toolkit. Use hashtag #PeriodAction
Launch a giveaway or run a fun quiz on Instagram stories. Something to focus on #EWOA2019 and to get your followers excited. Register your event online – it takes a few seconds!
Let’s show some twitter love and share each other’s content. Let’s really get #PeriodAction trending. Remember to follow @environmenstrual on Instagram and @WEN_UK on twitter.
Are you coming to the Environmenstrual Festival on 16 October (6.30-9.30pm) in London?
There are free tickets on offer for UNISON members.
Book tickets online and then type in the code FRIEND.
Book my ticket now
Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 in Latest News.