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Calls for workplace bullying to be treated as a health and safety issue

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Fri, 13 May 2022, 9:06am
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Calls for workplace bullying to be treated as a health and safety issue

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 13 May 2022, 9:06am

As high new numbers of workplace bullying are revealed, questions are being asked as to whether the issue is we can't actually deal with the sheer volume of the problem.

Workplace say about 10 percent of the workforce, roughly 300,000 people, deal with harassment every year, while 10 percent of that group, roughly 30,000 deal with the next level which is considered workplace bullying.

Worksafe say they don't have the resources to deal with all those cases.

The latest petition, brought to Parliament’s Education and Workforce select committee by Anti Bullying Council NZ’s James Hilford, is calling for this issue to be treated as a health and safety issue under the health and safety work act.

James Hilford joined Mike Hosking.

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