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It’s been reported some RNLI workers have complained about sexism and bullying at the UK lifeboat charity, according to internal surveys seen by the BBC and the Times.

Reports suggest the surveys, which had about 3,600 responses from staff and volunteers in 2021 and 2022, also revealed issues such as a ‘blame’ culture, being overworked, and a lack of accountability.

Some female workers said they faced sexist comments and jokes from male colleagues, and felt the RNLI did not support women or minorities.

A number of workers claimed they suffered from mental health problems due to the inappropriate behaviour at the organisation.

However, many workers also praised their colleagues for being ‘caring’ and said the RNLI was ‘very inclusive’.

The RNLI has apologised to those who had experienced unacceptable behaviour and said it was committed to taking action and tackling it.

By Ed

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