The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) wants to know what is delaying the sexual harassment legislation.
Acting general secretary Roslyn Smith told the DAILY?NATION yesterday the longer it took to get the legislation to Parliament “the more officers are being harassed in the workplace”.
“The union is very happy that Government was able to bring to fruition the long outstanding Employment Rights Act and the Safety and Health at Work Act. However, the Sexual Harassment Bill should be making its way to Parliament in order to complete these three sets of legislation to ensure employees’ rights.
“There cannot be ‘decent work’ as articulated by the Minister [of Labour] without the safeguards as stipulated in legislation specifically targeting sexual harassment. Over a year ago, in April 2012, Minister [Dr Esther] Byer-Suckoo said that this legislation would be going to Parliament in ‘the very near future’,” Smith recalled.