At the end of 2013, the Federation of Entertainment Unions published a survey, based on responses of more than 4,000 members, which identified media and entertainment workplaces as hotspots of bullying, harassment and discrimination.
The main factors were the competitive nature of the work, which is often seen as glamorous, and the large number of freelancers who have less protection than staff. Most worrying was the almost tacit acceptance that bullying is part of the creative process and the creative industries, plus a work culture which allows ‘stars’ to behave in ways unacceptable to most people.
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Campaign news: Read the report from the The Federation of Entertainment Unions’ conference Positive Strategies for Resolving Conflict, in east London on 16 November 2016, which brought together leaders and HR staff from creative industries to share good practice in tackling bullying. View the report.