MP is 'shocked' at work-bullying

15-12-2004

A Bristol MP, who says she is "shocked" at the extent of bullying in the workplace, is launching an anti-bullying campaign in parliament.

Valerie Davey, who supports the Dignity at Work Partnership, says it is vital to raise awareness about the issue.

"Bullying at work makes some people's lives a misery - when it affects their work it's bad news for employers too," she said.

The union Amicus, and the DTI are jointly supporting the campaign.

Ms Davey has also tabled an Early Day Motion in the House to mark Ban Bullying Day and the launch of the partnership.

'Best practice'

The partnership has already involved leading firms including BT, Legal and General, British Aerospace and Royal Mail.

They are committed to an anti-bullying charter and have officially signing up as partners at the Houses of Parliament on 27 October.

Amicus hopes to have 30 more companies on board by the end of the project as it strives to work with employers to create a best practice anti-bullying culture.

A new pamphlet published by Amicus is designed to help MPs about advising constituents who have experienced bullying. Every MP will be sent a copy following the launch.

BBC News

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