Workplace Report February 2023

Health & safety news

Calls for protection for Parliament workforce

The Prospect specialists’ union has called for further reform to protect those working in Parliament, following reports that a Labour MP shared a “sex-pest” list of 20 MPs on WhatsApp.

“Trade unions and others in Parliament have been warning for many years about a dangerous culture which fails to address sexual misconduct,” said Prospect general secretary Mike Clancy. “It is abundantly clear that further reform is needed to protect those working there. This must include excluding MPs under investigation for sexual misconduct and must also include allowing third parties to report complaints to the Independent Complaints and Grievance Service.”