At AAD in 2017 ASLEF launched the Mind the Gag Campaign.
The campaign, spearheaded by the equalities committees, aimed to protect all members from both bullying and possibly disciplinary action.
The 3 strands of the campaign are:
- To empower people to stand up for themselves or speak to a rep if they see or hear something inappropriate in the workplace
- To make the mess room self-policing, for others to step in if they think someone is out of order
- To prevent people facing disciplinary because they have misread their audience
The campaign was launched with a flyer which explained the aims of the campaign, along with people’s personal experiences of racist, sexist, homophobic, and transphobic abuse in the workplace.
Two years later, at AAD in 2019, the campaign was updated with a workplace pledge.