Why is this a workplace issue?

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Why is this a workplace issue?

Members tell us that this can have a profound impact on their working lives, but too often there is very little support and they may feel reluctant to come forward due to stigma.

Menopause can have a wide variety of impacts on people at work from synthetic non-breathable uniforms making hot flushes and sweating much worse, to really damaging workers professional confidence as their memory and concentration is impacted.

In the last few years, we have seen a rise in both the awareness of the menopause as a workplace issue and the number of workers affected due to more older women in the workplace.

From a union perspective tackling issues on the menopause in the workplace is about eliminating discrimination but also creating a culture change that benefits all workers and creates a safer and more inclusive workplace.

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