Running Time: 10mins 57 secs
Helena Kennedy KC’s damning report into sexual harassment within the TSSA was published on February 8, 2023.
Over 50 individuals came forward to describe the toxic culture at the top of the union, with words that included: “toxic, dysfunctional, worn down, vindictive, fearful, sexist, misogynistic, racist, homophobic, embarrassing, ‘mafia-like’ ‘in freefall.”
Now here is the response from meTU founder members who bravely spoke out, Claire Laycock and Maggie Hayes. Claire’s video testimony last year was a catalyst for Helena Kennedy’s inquiry taking place, while Maggie is speaking out publically for the first time.
Their response includes more shocking revelations. And there are also some key demands to effect fundamental change. As a trade union movement, we are in the fight of our lives against multiple crises and huge attacks from this Tory government – and as Maggie says in the video, “We don’t do that when we are haemorrhaging people as a result of our own internal harm and pain.”