World Menopause Day

18 October 2020

This Sunday, 18 October, is World Menopause Day.

This day is to raise awareness of the health issues women face when approaching, during and beyond the menopause.

UNISON has over a million women members working in public services. So we take the menopause seriously. It’s a workplace issue – nearly 8 out of 10 menopausal women are in work.

We will ensure that working women have all the support they need to be healthy and safe at work.

We are marking World Menopause Day with free stickers that you can order and a leaflet to download. You can use these materials to raise awareness that menopause IS a workplace issue.

Order your free stickers

Download the leaflet

We have also updated our guidance on menopause. This includes a model policy for branches and reps to use in negotiations to highlight the issue at work.

The guidance will assist branches in ensuring that organisations consider how menopausal symptoms can impact on women, trans and non-binary people experiencing the menopause.

Read UNISON’s menopause guidance

We have made a quiz so you can see how menopause supportive your workplace is.

How menopause supportive is your workplace? Take our quiz

Find out more about UNISON and Menopause