Member Information Sessions
Following the success of our recent Online Information Sessions for Workplace Delegates, The Services Union is now offering a new range of sessions open to all members of the Union.
The topics covered will be:
- Flexible Work Arrangements;
- DV Work Aware; and
- Mental Health in the Workplace.
These sessions will be conducted via Zoom with Union Trainer, Holly Patterson.
All sessions will run for approximately 1 hour and will be held multiple times in August, so you can register for the time and date which suits you best.
You must pre-register via the links below to gain access to the Zoom session.
Please note, each session is limited to 100 participants so registration is essential to secure your place.
FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS
This session will provide members with information about the benefits of flexible working arrangements and circumstances under which a request can be made.
Find out how to prepare and what to expect after you’ve made your request.
This session and supplementary resource material will give you a detailed understanding of flexible work arrangements, how to prepare and submit a request, and best practice wording for policy and agreements at your workplace.
DV WORK AWARE – RECOGNISING AND RESPONDING TO FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YOUR WORKPLACE
The DV Work Aware session will provide members with information about:
- What is DFV and why it is a workplace concern;
- What are the impacts of DFV on employees and people in workplaces;
- Tools to help you recognise and respond to someone experiencing DFV; and
- Safety at work and specialist services referrals.
In the financial year to June 2020, QLD Police attended to more than 100,000 incidents of family and domestic violence, the largest number on record.
This session will give you resources and confidence to recognise and respond to a co-worker who discloses they are being affected by family and domestic violence, and the information you need to make your workplace safe for everyone present.
MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE
The Mental Health in the Workplace information session will provide members with information about:
- The indicators of mentally healthy workplaces;
- The consequences and costs to employees and business of mentally unhealthy workplaces;
- How we can create mentally healthy workplaces; and
- Resources and help available.
More than 80% of respondents to the ACTU 2019 Mental Health in the Workplace survey of 26,000 members said they have become injured or ill or both as a result of their work.
Many of the risks undermining mental health can be controlled and eliminated.
The costs to workers, their families, governments and business can be exorbitant if left uncontrolled.
The Australian Union movement is doing something about it. This session will give you resources and a starting point to improve the mental health of your workplace.