Bullying and Harassment

Our Ref: HSR/1/9
Head Office Circular: NP/108/15
08th June 2015

The Secretary

Dear Colleague

Bullying and Harassment

South London Rail Branch submitted the following resolution to the National Health & Safety Advisory Conference 2015:

We South London Rail Branch feel our reps should make sure the companies do not just pay lip service to their bullying and harassment policies but actively administer it. It should be a standing item to be discussed on all H&S inspections or meetings.

We feel our female staff are especially at risk and more so in such roles as cleaners which are often male dominated

The Council of Executives have noted and adopted the following report of their Health & Safety Sub-Committee:

That we note the contents of the resolution the General Secretary is instructed to place this matter through the Health and Safety machineries of all companies we negotiate with. It is essential that issues raised in this resolution are addressed seriously. Branches and Regional Councils to be advised.

I am acting in accordance with these instructions and will keep you informed of any further developments. Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all relevant members.

Yours sincerely
Mick Cash
General Secretary