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Respect at Work

Creating Without Conflict

Every MU member deserves equal opportunities, the same rights to good service, fair representation, respect and dignity while they are working, and access to Union support and assistance.

The MU is involved in the Creating Without Conflict campaign, which is working to stamp out bullying and harassment in the creative industries.

Creating Without Conflict Survey Findings

The Creating Without Conflict survey into bullying, harassment and discrimination in the workplace received over 4000 responses from MU, Equity, National Union of Journalists, The Writers’ Guild and BECTU members.

Key findings include:

  • 56% respondents report being bullied, harassed or discriminated against.
  • 52% respondents have witnessed bullying, harassment or discrimination in the workplace.
  • More women than men – 64% compared to 39% – have experienced bullying, harassment or discrimination at work.
  • Freelancers are 14% less likely to report ill treatment at work to a manager.
  • 74% of musicians who responded said abuse came largely from co-workers.
  • 45% of those who were happy with the outcome of their reporting the incident to employers involved their union.

If you have any questions regarding the Creating Without Conflict campaign, please contact equalities@theMU.org.

If you have experienced or are experiencing bullying in the workplace and would like advice on what you can do, please contact your Regional Office.