It was the levels of bullying uncovered by the NUJ’s evidence to the Leveson Inquiry and later the extent of bullying at the BBC in its evidence to the Rose Review, which led unions in the Federation of Entertainment Unions to launch the Creating without Conflict campaign to challenge bullying and harassment in the media & entertainment industries. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness, to work with employers to create effective policies and procedures that will protect staff and freelance workers from bullying and harassment and give members strategies to challenge and report incidents without fear of reprisal.
Creating without Conflict will explore the results of our recent survey – there are some shocking stats and case studies — which asked members about their experience of bullying and harassment. The aim of this research was to see how widespread the problem is throughout the media and entertainment industries. The afternoon consists of workshops which will give members the opportunity to discuss in more detail the issues that has risen from the survey.
The conference will look at the problems staff and freelance workers face in these industries. Each union has an allocation of seats – if we do not fill ours by end of play on 17 October, we will lose our seats to other union members on the waiting list. It is important that journalists take part in this.
The conference is for members of the following unions: Bectu, the broadcasting union, Equity, Musicians’ Union, National Union of Journalists and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. It is free and lunch is provided: http://www.nuj.org.uk/events/creating-without-conflict/
You can register and choose your workshop here: http://creatingwithoutconflict.eventbrite.co.uk/
You can read more about the campaign here: http://www.nuj.org.uk/campaigns/creating-without-conflict/
Please note: the deadline for registration is 17 October
Posted on behalf of Frances Rafferty, NUJ Campaigns & Communications officer