Sexual harassment in mining triggers MCA taskforce
Salomae Haselgrove (Australian Mining)
The Australian Human Rights Commission has found that 40 per cent of workers in the mining sector experienced sexual harassment in the past five years.
The commission’s Respect@Work Sexual Harassment National Inquiry (2020) also found that women are more than twice as likely to be sexually harassed as their male counterparts.
This triggers a response from the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), which has committed to take action to eliminate workplace sexual harassment.
It includes expanding the industry’s safety and health policy and making a strong statement about the importance of abolishing sexual harassment from the workplace.
The MCA plans to establish a Respect@Work Taskforce to broaden the industry’s safety and health policy that cares for the whole person.
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