New bout of bullying expected
Your readers should not be misled by the number of cases of stress-related illness involving bullying (120) that the NUT is currently working on as this number would indicate a major increase over the past few years. I suspect that there are many cases where action has not een taken in support of members who have been the victims of bullying or harassment and whose health and careers have thereby been harmed.
Rather than underestimate the problems of bullying in the workplace perhaps the trade unions should now prepare themselves to support members who will become victims of bullying and harassment as a result of the hostility and discrimination that will inevitably be created by the Government's new proposals for performance-related pay.
Oxfordshire Association NUT