Thank you! Don’t let MPs debate staff experiences of bullying and harassment!
Thanks again to everyone who signed the letter, urging the Leader of the House of Commons against allowing MPs to debate cases of bullying and harassment. This was shared with MPs, and to everyone who made noise about this on social media. The letter, which can be found on CAG website here, has been signed by 62 women’s rights organisations, activists and Parliamentary staff past and present. This shows just how much support there is for a fully independent complaints process. The Guardian have covered the letter here.
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Yesterday, Parliament became a safer place. Those working there through the introduction of an external and independent panel to address bullying and harassment of Commons staff. This was recommended by Dame Cox’s inquiry over two years ago.
We are also delighted that Chris Bryant’s amendment to stop MPs from being allowed to debate cases also passed by 5 votes! The amendment was supported by the Centenary Action Group. So ALL of you, through a letter signed by 60+ parliamentary staff, activists and women’s rights organisations. This is a great win for all who spoke out and sends a clear message that claims of bullying and harassment in the workplace must be dealt with independently.
Both women and men must be able to exercise their right to take part in politics without fear of bullying, abuse and sexual harassment. Yesterday’s vote has taken us a step closer to achieving this right.
Many thanks for your support
Centenary Action Group