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Newsnight film raises serious concerns about the treatment of Parliamentary staff

Newsnight film raises serious concerns about the treatment of Parliamentary staff

As one of the largest unions representing staff working for the Houses of Parliament, Prospect makes clear bullying and harassment is never acceptable in any workplace.



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Responding to last night's BBC Newsnight story on bullying and harassment in the UK Parliament, Garry Graham, deputy general secretary of Prospect said: 

“Bullying and harassment is unacceptable in any workplace. Newsnight has raised serious concerns about the treatment of staff in Parliament.

“Prospect alongside other unions pressed hard for the introduction of the Respect policy and that all staff should be treated with dignity and respect.

“It is crucial that staff have confidence in the process and that where they raise concerns that these are treated seriously and appropriate action taken.

“Prospect will be engaging with management and believes in light of the concerns raised that any historic cases of alleged bullying and harassment should also be allowed to be investigated and that the processes in place need to be fit for purpose and have the confidence of staff."