Ensuring a safe workplace for everyone

Nothing is more important to me than making sure that when our people come to work they feel safe.

That’s why I’m deeply concerned by serious incidents of sexual harassment against women in our workplace. Most recently, a senior manager in our Transport cluster had his employment terminated with immediate effect after we substantiated allegations of harassment.

While it may be a minority of people who engage in this type of behaviour, it won’t be tolerated and we can all do something to stop it.

I want to be absolutely clear – everyone deserves to be treated with respect, and anyone who thinks it’s ok to behave in a way that harms their colleagues has no place working here in Transport.

The damaging effects of harassment padlockcan be physical, emotional, and psychological. We are working very hard to improve our gender balance and it is of utmost importance that we ensure our culture and workplace is supportive and safe for women.

We are all responsible for creating a positive culture and for looking out for each other. If you become aware that sexual harassment is happening, do the right thing and take a stand against it. It is not acceptable.

My promise to you is that we will investigate every report and you will be protected and supported throughout the process.

We need our Transport cluster to be a safe, inclusive and caring environment for everyone, and together it’s our responsibility to ensure it is.

Where to get support

If you have been a victim of sexual harassment or you’ve seen someone being harassed please tell your manager, your 2-up manager, or even a colleague – anyone you feel comfortable talking to. Alternatively you can contact your agency’s head of HR.

Please don’t forget you can also call the Employee Assistance Program on 1300 360 364 for confidential support.

Rodd Staples
Secretary


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Nothing is more important to me than making sure that when our people come to work they feel safe.

That’s why I’m deeply concerned by serious incidents of sexual harassment against women in our workplace. Most recently, a senior manager in our Transport cluster had his employment terminated with immediate effect after we substantiated allegations of harassment.

While it may be a minority of people who engage in this type of behaviour, it won’t be tolerated and we can all do something to stop it.

I want to be absolutely clear – everyone deserves to be treated with respect, and anyone who thinks it’s ok to behave in a way that harms their colleagues has no place working here in Transport.

The damaging effects of harassment padlockcan be physical, emotional, and psychological. We are working very hard to improve our gender balance and it is of utmost importance that we ensure our culture and workplace is supportive and safe for women.

We are all responsible for creating a positive culture and for looking out for each other. If you become aware that sexual harassment is happening, do the right thing and take a stand against it. It is not acceptable.

My promise to you is that we will investigate every report and you will be protected and supported throughout the process.

We need our Transport cluster to be a safe, inclusive and caring environment for everyone, and together it’s our responsibility to ensure it is.

Where to get support

If you have been a victim of sexual harassment or you’ve seen someone being harassed please tell your manager, your 2-up manager, or even a colleague – anyone you feel comfortable talking to. Alternatively you can contact your agency’s head of HR.

Please don’t forget you can also call the Employee Assistance Program on 1300 360 364 for confidential support.

Rodd Staples
Secretary


  • The link marked with a lock symbol padlock require access to the Transport network.

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