Five things to know about ILO Convention 190 on harassment and violence in the world of work
- Once it's ratified by your government it becomes legally binding
- It protects all media workers irrespective of their status (freelance, interns, part-time)
- It makes violence and harassment a health and safety issue. Media employers will need to include violence and harassment when managing occupational health and safety issues.
- It covers gender-based violence, including: sexual harassment, bullying, stalking, online harassment and all other forms of violence.
- It includes domestic violence because it can have a big impact on your mental health and performance at work.
Here's what your union can do NOW:
- inform your members about violence and harassment in the workplace.
- Include language on ending violence and harassment at work in collective bargaining agreements, using C190 and its recommendation R206 as a basis.
- Work with media to make sure that health and safety policies include violence and harassment, and more specifically gender-based violence.