Why is it 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 there being more older women in the workplace.

From a trade union perspective, tackling issues on the menopause at work is about eliminating discrimination - and creating a culture change which benefits all workers and creates safer and more inclusive workplaces.

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