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In her latest article for the House Magazine, FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge raises concerns that “nothing has changed” in the five months following Dame Laura Cox's damning report on bullying and harassment in the House of Commons.
Five months since Dame Laura Cox published her report on bullying and harassment in the House of Commons, staff are frustrated at the lack of progress, FDA Amy Leversidge writes in the House Magazine.
"We believe the Committee could and should have gone further creating full independence of decision making immediately.," says Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge.
results show 68% of respondents believe their departments’ effectiveness “is negatively impacted by our workload and additional working hours”, while 82% believe working excess hours has adversely affected their wellbeing.
FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge responds to the announcement that Gemma White QC has been appointed to conduct an independent inquiry into the bullying and harassment of MPs’ parliamentary staff.
“Parliament can’t have any authority or credibility talking about sexual harassment in other workplaces if it doesn’t get its own house in order," says Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge.
On 24 October, the Commission voted to implement the recommendations from Dame Laura report, and expressed regret that it had taken “so long for us recognise what must be done”.
The FDA said it was the "first step to ending the toxic culture of deference and silence that has allowed bullying, harassment and sexual harassment to thrive".
On 24 October, the Commission voted to implement the recommendations from Dame Laura report.
Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge on our work to ensure all staff in Parliament feel safe and respected at work.