Tesco and Usdaw launch menopause guide to support staff

In partnership with retail trade union Usdaw, Tesco has launched a new guide across the business to help more women access menopause support in the workplace.

The Big 4 grocer’s new guide aims to provide information to help increase awareness and understanding of menopause in the workplace.

Additionally, it hopes to give confidence to all employees in having more conversations around menopause and ensure all employees know what support is available and where they can access it.

“This is a significant issue in retail where women are doing difficult and demanding jobs with little control over their working environment or hours of work,” Tesco worker and Usdaw activist Helen King said.

“This will be an invaluable resource for reps, managers and colleagues alike.”

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Usdaw National Officer Daniel Adams added: “Usdaw has campaigned for better support and more openness about the menopause at work for a number of years and we welcome that this has been recognised by Tesco.

“Usdaw continues to campaign in this area and is holding a Round Table of union activists on 17 May to discuss the progress that we have already made and also identify how we can look to take this work forward.

“The menopause is a workplace issue and we will continue to work with employers on how we can support members through often simple adjustments to the working environment or working practices.”

The news comes after the Co-op enhanced its menopause policy after research revealed that almost two-fifths of women who have gone through menopause have experienced anxiety at work.

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