Nautilus also follows the industry-wide ETF/ECSA guidelines on Eliminating Workplace Harassment and Bullying (pdf), and has produced the Protect and Respect guide, which helps members identify and tackle bullying and harassment in the maritime workplace.
The Union is committed to creating and maintaining a working environment based on dignity and mutual respect. Nautilus neither condones nor tolerates behaviour that undermines the dignity or self esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile, abusive or offensive environment. This commitment applies to all delegates and participants, women and men, in Nautilus meetings, activities and social gatherings and Welfare Fund activities wherever they may take place.
As an employer, Nautilus has a legal as well as moral responsibility to protect its employees from any form of harassment, abuse or similarly unacceptable behaviour. This applies to the working environment in London, Rotterdam, Basel and Wallasey and to Nautilus meetings wherever they are held. It also applies to social occasions where the attendance of Nautilus staff is linked to their employment and where Nautilus is liable as an employer.
Unacceptable behaviour includes unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct including the use of email and any behaviour that ridicules, intimidates or is physically abusive.
This may have as its focus such things as:
This may involve such forms of unwanted behaviour as:
These lists are not definitive.
We are aware that among trade unionists there is a very high degree of appreciation of the need to respect the dignity of every individual. We welcome your cooperation in our practical efforts for making Nautilus as a workplace and all Nautilus meetings a positive experience for everyone.