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The royal dramatic theatre chair: Not a reasonable solution to escort the scared actor to and from the scene

the royal Dramatic theatre's management and board of directors have been criticized for not having acted enough when it comes to abuse in the workplace.

Read more: ”I got the protection to and from the stage at the royal dramatic theatre”

On Sunday sent the board issued an internal letter, which the DN has taken part of, to the employees at the royal dramatic theatre. Where the permit board that the problems have been going on for many years.

”the failure to deal with serious misconduct on the part of the royal dramatic theatre, is unfortunately nothing new,” writes the.

they should have ”acted decisively, in addition to the organizational changes”, and to all at the royal dramatic theatre, both to feel safe and be safe ”this is a matter of course, and anything else is unacceptable”.

In a DN interview on Saturday went actor Julia Dufvenius out and criticised the management for how they handled the situation when she felt threatened by another actor. Dufvenius met then at the reception desk of a person who would give her protection to and from the scene.

" today, I see the behaviour from the royal Dramatic theatre's management as an insane measure, said Dufvenius in the interview.

the royal Dramatic theatre's chairman of the board Ulrika Årehed Kågström says that no employee should have to feel afraid in their workplace.

"It is completely unacceptable," she says. Since I can't go into individual personnel matters, and what has been done or not been done, I can not comment.

"I don't think it sounds like a reasonable solution, one must find other ways to create a safe working environment," says Ulrika Årehed Kågström.

Julia Dufvenius has said that she contacted the chairman of the board by reason of their situation. It is supported by the mejlväxlingar DN has taken part of. Ulrika Årehed Kågström confirm that she had contact with Julia Dufvenius about how the royal dramatic theatre works general occupational health and safety, but does not comment on the individual case regarding the escort.

In the interview with DN said Julia Dufvenius that she no longer had the confidence of the working Eirik Stubø. The board, however, has still confidence in him, according to Ulrika Årehed Kågström.

– A board has confidence in its president, or do you do something about it, so there is no other answer to that question. It is about the ceo, first and foremost, take this very seriously. We are experiencing from the board of directors that he has been clear that he has taken a wrong decision. He has been very clear, both internally and externally. He shows that he takes these issues very seriously, and undertakes to come to grips with the things that need to be improved, " she says.

" I think all of the leaders are met with criticism in different ways. The important thing from the board is that we see that we have strengthened the leadership. We will carefully follow what is happening here the next time and that we are going to deal with these challenges, it is the a and o.

The coming week, calls to be conducted with all employees, where the management goes through the regulatory framework and how to ensure that it is complied with, " says Ulrika Årehed Kågström.

– perhaps It needed tightening up and the controls, but it is also very much about listening. We don't want to have a situation where employees feel that the problems you experience are not to be taken seriously.

At a general meeting, which took place last Thursday at the royal dramatic theatre attracted the attention of another event, where Eirik Stubø should have been present when an actor was threatened by another employee at the royal dramatic theatre. After the incident was the employee who was behind the threat still go into a new production. Ulrika Årehed Kågström would not comment on the incident.

you need to ask the ceo himself about, what he's done and not done. I would not comment on the nature of the questions.

She continues:

– Overall, it has been neglected to deal with serious misconduct on the part of the royal dramatic theatre. It is nothing new. It has deep roots, it goes back many years in time, and it requires strong action from the theatre and there we will watch closer from the board of directors.

" this is the whole of society, there are big questions that came up in the context of the whole #metoobackstage and #tystnadtagning, to talk about the scenkonstbranschen. It is heritage and things that have been made decades back that we now need to ensure that we take a long-term responsibility to solve, and do not believe that there is no simple ”quickfix”. We have done lots of good things and obviously we have failed in certain areas, " says Ulrika Årehed Kågström.

Read more: the royal Dramatic theatre's managing director Eirik Stubø responds to criticism

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