against Workplace Bullying
are just some of the many current campaigns and laws that
deal with workplace bullying that you may wish to get involved
extra impact, targets are advised to campaign where possible
with others. This may be with a support group that is a
member of the Support
Group Network, or if you do not have access to a face
to face group, you may wish to join the jfo:i
Online Support Group so that your voice can
still be heard.
may also wish to see what action is happening in other
countries, as above.
you help other targets to take action by submitting
current or updated details of campaigns and laws
in your country for inclusion on
this page? Your contribution will be gratefully
received and fully acknowledged on jfo.
at Work Bill
The Dignity at Work Bill is being lead in the House of Lords by Baroness Gibson
and in the House of Commons by Valerie Davey MP. The Bill past through the
House of Lords but did not make it through the House of Commons. Further attempts
will be made. See also Ban Bullying Day information
at Work Bill
or collective submissions made to the House of Lords
Field - DAWN - Jo
Anne Brown (for those who attended, this was that speech)
you like your submission publishing here?
Bill would help stop big companies wrecking the planet, and
instead harness their innovation and enterprise to improve our
environment. The Bill requires better
reporting such as companies should report any major impacts they've had on
people and the environment and use this to improve each year.
More than 300 MPs have already expressed support for these proposals so there
is a good chance of the Bill becoming law.
an MP now
News - 30th January 2004
This legislation, which could have ensured UK businesses behave in an ethical
and socially responsible way, has been blocked by the Government. Despite
the call for it to be debated at committee stage being backed by a coalition
of more than 300 MPs, UK businesses, environment and human rights groups
trade unions, it was "talked out" by the Government at
its second reading. More
does the government frustrate any efforts to ensure
companies are responsible, such as through the Corporate
Responsibility Bill and the Dignity at Work Bill?
Queen's Speech (Dec 2003) made no mention of legislation
on reform to the law of corporate manslaughter although the
Government has committed to publish a Bill by the end of
The Bill will make it easier to imprison directors and
managers of private companies for manslaughter offences
but almost impossible to prosecute ministers whose departments
will be able to claim Crown immunity.
More Delays for Corporate Killing Law
is your MP?
to your MP or fax.
If the Bill is introduced, what are the chances of a
prosecution for suicide committed because of workplace
CORE is the corporate responsibility coalition. You can join CORE as an individual
or as a group. Two Support Group Network members, London Support Group
and Freedom to Care, have both joined CORE to add their support.
to your MP
of the current campaigns and laws, it is always advisable
to write to your MP to tell them what you have suffered and
lost through workplace bullying. Some are already against
workplace bullying and this will harden their resolve, for
others, maybe it will bring them over from the dark side?
is your MP?
Behaviour Orders for the workplace
Do you remember when Labour said they would be tough on crime? Well, they say
that they are taking on the people who spoil it for the rest of us -
shutting up noisy neighbours; cracking down on crime and anti social behaviour;
and cleaning up our local streets. They also say there is more to do like extending
fines for drunken louts and introducing new powers for police and local councils
to tackle graffiti and fly tipping.
say there is even more to do than that but they are actively
ignoring it: tackling anti-social behaviour in the workplace
i.e. workplace bullying. They, and other political
parties, frustrated efforts to get the Dignity at Work
Bill and Corporate Responsibility Bill past in the House
to be answered
the government done its sums to see how much workplace
bullying costs - lower productivity; medical costs -
medication, GP's, psychiatrists, therapists; SSP; loss
of tax revenue; payment of state benefits?
government owe it to the people of Britain to treat this
as the serious threat to society, emotionally and financially,
that it is and take action now.
Information & Action
commitment to be tough on crime
your MP is a Labour MP, why not write to them to ask
what they are doing to get legislation for all victims