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TUC 2018 Congress endorses motion calling for law change to empower victims

WORKERS who have been sexually harassed should have more time to lodge claims against their employers, TUC Congress resolved today.

Delegates endorsed a motion from performers’ union Equity calling for changes in the law to empower victims.

It said the use of non-disclosure agreements should be investigated and a workplace equality questionnaire reinstated as a legal requirement.

A second motion, moved by the Musicians Union, noted that the union head office had received emails to a “safe space” account since the start of the #MeToo phenomenon, exposing “serious problems in the treatment of women in the music industry.”

Adverts had been placed for “attractive” female violinists while musicians have been subjected to abusive “laddish banter.”

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