Civil service unions react to Salmond allegations

24 Aug 2018

PCS, Prospect and the FDA have provided a statement to members employed by Scottish ministers, Scottish NDPBs and in the Scottish Parliament

Following last night’s news regarding former First Minister Alex Salmond, the civil service unions, PCS, Prospect and the FDA have provided a statement to members employed by Scottish ministers, Scottish NDPBs and in the Scottish parliament.

Commenting on behalf of all three unions, PCS national officer and STUC president, Lynn Henderson said:

“Whilst we can’t comment on the detail because there’s a legal process underway, I want to reiterate that all workers have the right to go to work without fear of harassment be it sexual, or otherwise.

Any kind of behaviour that undermines these basic rights of working people will not be tolerated by our unions, or the trade union movement as a whole.

Regardless if it’s in Hollywood or in Holyrood, harassment at work is an epidemic. Over fifty per cent of women have experienced sexual harassment at work, four out of five do not report it to the employer.

If you’ve experienced harassment of any kind, I urge you to speak to a union representative.

If you’re worried about speaking up, your union will protect you. The confidentiality and strength in numbers a trade union can provide offers protection for any member.”

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