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TUC launches LGBT anti-bullying campaign

A CAMPAIGN to stem the tide of bullying against LGBT workers will be launched today by the TUC.

Bullying and harassment in the workplaces has caused a “serious crisis” of mental ill-health among LGBT people, it said in a new report.

But it warned that the true extent of the problem has been hidden by the “grim general picture” of poor mental health driven by coalition cuts to the National Health Service.

Now the TUC is launching a new drive to help union reps back LGBT workers harassed by bosses and colleagues.

General secretary Frances O’Grady said: “One of the impacts of recession and austerity has been a large increase in the number of cases of mental health issues across the working-age population.

“LGBT workers in particular are being affected by this mental health crisis and union reps need to understand why this is happening.”


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