Thanks for your support

It is great to see so many signatories from across the movement, we are reposting the statement with those who have signed in order of union.

We hope this will help you organise solidarity within your union, please circulate to others in your union/organisation to sign.

If you wish your union added to your name please comment and we will update it.

Thanks

We the undersigned labour movement activists stand in solidarity with all women opposing all forms of male violence against women. We recognise that male violence against women is endemic in society, and that our movement is obviously and unfortunately not exempt.

We believe that our trade union and labour movement has the potential to transform society for the better. Therefore we have a particular responsibility to confront and challenge male violence against women within our movement.

Male violence against women is not acceptable in any case. It must not be tolerated from those who hold office or power in our movement.

We recognise the enormous challenges faced by women victims of male violence, and the pressures which women face, including from abusive men, not to complain about violence and abuse. We therefore believe that, when women complain of male violence within our movement, our trade unions and political organisations should start from a position of believing women.

We believe that all women who complain of male violence have the right to be listened to and supported.

All labour movement activists have a responsibility to work to ensure that our movement is a safe space for women. Because we stand in solidarity with all women opposing male violence we accept that we have a responsibility to women throughout our movement, whether or not we are members of the same trade union or the same political organisation.

We therefore address these demands to all trade unions and political organisations which are part of our labour movement.

Marshajane Thompson and Cath Elliott

UNISON
Eileen Best Chair UNISON Women’s Committee
Naomi Bain Higher Education UNISON
Louise Whittle UNISON
Katrina Murray UNISON Scotland
Davena Rankin UNISON Scotland
Heather Wakefield UNISON Head of Local Government
Sarah Feeney Coventry UNISON Branch Secretary
Jane Carter, joint coordinator Unison South West Women’s Committee
Jackie Lewis UNISON
Jon Rogers UNISON NEC
Steven Ellis UNISON
Dave Cosgrove UNISON Higher Education
Paul Rafferty UNISON AQA branch
Mike Tucker UNISON NEC
Max Watson UNISON NEC
Jonathan Sedgebeer Chair UNISON Local Government Executive
Phil Lewis Camden UNISON
Andrew Berry Islington UNISON
Rory MacQueen UNISON
Paul Benson UNISON
Stephen Lintott UNISON
Catriona Grant UNISON
Lynne Moffat Islington UNISON
Vez Kirkpatrick UNISON
Fiona Monkman Islington UNISON
Yvonne Maxwell UNISON
Fiona Harrington UNISON
Sara Mayo Cardiff County UNISON (pc)
Harry Akram UNISON Health
Glynis Freeman UNISON Brighton and Hove
Andy Richards UNISON Brighton and Hove
Josephine Grahl UNISON
Liam McNulty UNISON HE
Jolyon Jones Solihull UNISON
Dave Auger UNISON Wolverhampton
Daniel Nichols UNISON LFEPA and Chair of Romford Labour Party
Yassin Benserghin UNISON
Glyn Harries Hackney UNISON and Trades Council
Leonie Sharp UNISON
Esther Townsend UNISON
James Robinson-Tillett UNISON
Lizanne Handibode UNISON
Izzy McLean UNISON
Angela Ruth Waller UNISON
David Kersey Coventry UNISON
Dan Jefferies Lambeth UNISON
Andrew Maybury Dudeygeneral UNISON
Steve Mills Branch Secretary Bristol UNISON
Fran Belbin UNISON
Andy Godfry UNISON Leicester
Cllr Richard Johnson – Labour & Co-operative Cambridge City Councillor for Abbey Ward + UNISON Cambridge University Colleges Branch
Mark Boothroyd UNISON
Liz Peretz UNISON
Gurmeet Khurana Lambeth UNISON
Louise Lambe UNISON
Toni Mayo North Somerset UNISON
Charlotte Bence UNISON
Matthew Waterfall Hackney UNISON
Helen Steel Haringey UNISON
Martin Booth UNISON
Katherine Crocker UNISON
Ruth Cashman Lambeth UNISON
Adam Britner UNISON
Philip Ward UNISON
Jean Lane UNISON
Una Byrne UNISON
Mike Calvert UNISON
Caroline Bedale UNISON
Thomas Kirkwood UNISON North Yorks IWW
Paul Frost UNISON/IWW/GPTU Regional rep
Adrian Dolby UNISON
Tim Nelson North Somerset UNISON
Florence Hill UNISON retired member
Brian Gardner Hackney UNISON
Kevin Ward UNISON and Walthemstow CLP
Sarah Hindle UNISON and SP
Jaime Davis UNISON and SP
Eddie McKean UNISON
Lyn Wormald UNISON
Elanor Saunders UNISON
Stacey Whittle UNISON Brighton and Hove
Sarah Young UNISON Brighton and Hove
Yasmeen Conraad Black Members Officer, Birkbeck UNISON
George Eyre Birkbeck UNISON
Michael Veitch Vice Chair, LSBU UNISON
Sue Haslam Membership Secretary, LSBU UNISON
Karen Riley Branch secretary, London Arts and Music UNISON
Elaine Henshaw Equality Officer, Loughborough University UNISON
A Beech UNISON
David Summers London Met UNISON
Jacqui Applebee UNISON LGBT
Ivan Bonsell UNISON
Sue Parkin UNISON
Josie Mangan Brunel UNISON
John McCarthy UEL UNISON
Claire Bowler UEL UNISON
Ed Whitby UNISON
Chris Strafford UNISON

UNITE
Gill George UNITE
Pete Gillard National Disabled Members Committee UNITE
Rhiannon Lowton UNITE
Norette Moore UNITE
Claire Wadey UNITE SE/1347
Owen Blacker UNITE
Deborah Scordo-Mackie UNITE
Jake Lagnado UNITE
Andrew Coates Chair UNITE LE/460
Beth Penfold UNITE and Labour Party
Phil Burton-Cartledge UNITE
Alan Thomas UNITE
Tom Blackburn UNITE/labour/LRC
Sean Thompson Unite
Guy Harper UNITE
Justin – UNITE
Roland Rance UNITE
Morag Balfour UNITE
Anna Robinson UNITE
Bill Scott UNITE
Laura Wirtz IWW and UNITE
Patricia Rowe UNITE
James Youd Unite and Greece solidarity campaign treasurer
Stephen Dobbs UNITE
Martin Byrne UNITE
Bunny La Roche Community UNITE
Frances Pilling UNITE
Dermot Morrow UNITE
Gabriela Quevedo IWW/UNITE

UCU
Donna Guthrie UCU/BARAC
Jane Kelly UCU
Louise Livesy UCU
Elane Heffernan UCU
Millie Wild Hackney UCU
Richard Braude UCU
Noel Douglas UCU
Rachel Emmet UCU
Kirsten Forkert UCU
Rhiannon Lockley UCU
Benjamin Jones UCU
Mark Boylan UCU
John Baker UCU
Charlotte Jones UCU & LaDIYfest Sheffield
Sean McCorry UCU
Andrea Gibbons UCU
Jamie Allinson UCU
Richard McEwan UCU NEC/SW
Liza Van Zyl UCU
Mark Everden UCU
Pete Green UCU retired
Ole Wiedenmann UCU
Sophie Hope UCU
Rebecca Galbraith UCU
Jake Douglas UCU
Alison Lord UCU
Vicky Blake UCU NEC

NUJ
Michelle Stanistreet NUJ General Secretary
Lena Calvert NUJ Equality Officer
Kate Belgrave NUJ
Debbie Smith NUJ
Cath Rasbash NUJ
Fiona O’Clerigh NUJ
Rory Mackinnon NUJ
Kate Belgrave NUJ
Simon Saunders NUJ
Neil Darby NUJ
Tom Walker NUJ
Rosanne Rabinowitz NUJ London Freelance Branch
Jenny Lennox NUJ
Alex MacDonald NUJ
Donnacha Delong NUJ
Pete Murray Former President NUJ
Julia Bard NUJ
Mindy Ran NUJ
Larry Herman NUJ
Francis Sedgemore NUJ Equality Council
Hina Pandya NUJ
Joana Ramiro NUJ and Anti capitalist initiative

PCS
Rebeccas Scarborough PCS
Gilaine Young PCS
Chris Marks PCS Berkshire DWP
Austin Harney PCS
Janet Megoran PCS
Sam Buckley PCS
Howard Fuller PCS Branch Secretary SW Thames
John Medhurst PCS Policy Officer
Lesley Crowden PCS

GMB
Anne Dean GMB and STUC Committee
Daniel Randall GMB
Emma Ritch GMB
Holly Smith GMB
Edd Mustil GMB IWW
Max Shanley UNITE and GMB
Liat Norris GMB
John Morgan-Evans GMB

RMT
Janine Booth RMT EXEC
Hannah Wood RMT
Alex Gordon RMT
Becky Crocker RMT
Esme Bradbury RMT
Emily King RMT
Andy Littlechild RMT (pc)

NUT
Kirstie Paton Greenwich NUT
Winmarie Greenland NUT
Laura Rogers East London NUT
Roy Wilkes NUT
Patrick Murphy NUT National Exec and Leeds division secretary

IWW
Chris McCabe IWW
Terry Burns IWW
David O’Connell IWW
Clare Cochrane IWW
Gary Stacey IWW SoLFED
Carol Ince IWW
Mark Turner IWW
Morag Forbes IWW
Michele Charlton IWW
Sue T USDAW IWW
Andy N IWW
Dan Grace IWW
Dan Burke IWW
Monika Vykoukal IWW
Dan Fornika IWW
Tala Birch IWW
Nick Health IWW NPC
Sam Frowhein IWW

Other signatories
Frances Grahl
Val Graham Chesterfield TUC
Ann Henderson Assistant Secretary STUC
Margaret Anglow TSSA womens STUC
Laurie Penny
Caroline Leneghan
Beatrix Campbell
Maria Exall Chair TUC LGBT Committee
Owen Jones
Kate Hudson General Secretary CND
John McDonnell MP
Andrew Burgin Vice-Chair Coalition of Resistance
Joan Twelves
Heather Downs
Anna Chen
Linda Durrant
Jon Lansman Editor Left Futures
Dave Amis
Pauline Bradley
Joanne Tefler
Rich Simcox
Marina Strinkovsky
Jen Izaakson, London Student Editor
Pete Firmin LRC
Andrew Fisher LRC
Graham Bash LRC and Labour Briefing
Tom Davies
Tom Potter AFSCME Local 3650
Paul Summers
Jackie Walker
Denise Marshall
Rae Lewis-Ayling
Tim Van Tinteren ASLEF
Michelle Coldspring
Michael Calderbank (Red Pepper)
Denise Christie FBU
Zak El’Tanamli BECTU
Jennifer Drew
Jane Basham
Paul Clark Croydon LRC
Maria Kristina Smith
Shirley Ann Bodman
Stephanie David
Keith Foster
Daniel Thompson UCATT
Tobias Abse
Fred Leplat Socialist Resistance
Jamie William Dammes Grantham
Shauun Cohen Leeds
Mick Sidaway
Neil Scott SSP
Soma Marik, member, Forum Against Oppression of Women, Kolkata, India
David Bangs
Philip Kane
Susan Pashkoff
Andy Hewett
Alice Kelroy
Andy Lawson
Salaman Shaheen
Rhiannon Ashley
Liz Beech Occupy
Ziggy Melamed
Angie Freeman
Roger Welch
Elle Zwandahl
Steve Tunstall
Peter Ridpath
Franki, Demarchy UK
Floran Astraneiri
Deborah Hopkins
Jordan Jones NUS
Clinnie Ngo-Pondi
Mike Linaweaver International Soicalist Organisation Corpus Christ Branch
Steve Tuner Solidarity Federation
Suzanne Gannon
Sarah Kavanagh
Susan Thomas
Steve Trier – Tett
Tony Shepherd SolFed
Heather Paterson
Ian Manborde
Colin Rowe
Eloise Peters
Scott Herbert Leicester
Cllr Barry Buitekant Haggerston ward
Caroline Brown
Chris Fox Thee faction
Tony Maguire
Bob Cant Millthorpe project
Ian Parker
Peter Morton
Joseph Loughnane Anti capitalist initiative
William Brownings Hackney Community College
Chris Wills
Steve Wilkinson
Rosanna Singler
Sadia Jabeen

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31 thoughts on “Thanks for your support

  1. sakollantai says:

    Reblogged this on sakollantai and commented:
    please sign this statement if you agree the labour movement should be a safe space for women

  2. Margaret lawrence says:

    Of course it is vital that not only women but men should feel safe at all times to voice their opinions with the full backing of other committed trade unionists! Margaret lawrence Unison and Tssa transport activist

  3. Claire says:

    Thanks for spelling this out. I support this, too. Claire Jones, UNISON, BAOT.

  4. Claire says:

    Reblogged this on Claireot's Blog and commented:
    I added my support to this call for safe spaces for women throughout the labour movement. As an OT and member of BAOT, I’m also a UNISON member. It would be great to see more OTs sign this pledge….

  5. Charlie Dacke UNISON says:

    Please can you add my name to the list. Thanks

  6. Loony Lefty says:

    Have reblogged. We need to make our movement safe for those of us with mental health conditions too: sexism and gender discrimination combine to deny us a voice. See my open letter to PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka: http://wp.me/p37pAD-Z Bet you this would not have happened to a male trade unionist with a mental health condition.

  7. Lesley Woodburn says:

    Please add my name

  8. Lesley Woodburn says:

    my union is Unite

  9. Yours in Solidarity
    David Mitchell, PCS North West

  10. Kirsten Hey says:

    Please add my signature to this. I am a BAOT/UNISON member.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Chris Durnall West Midlands Unison Community Branch
    Please support

  12. Sittu Ahmed says:

    Safe space and space to flourish

  13. Please add my name
    Angela Stapleford UNITE

  14. Gwyneth Lonergan says:

    Gwyneth Lonergan, UCU

  15. Adrian Andrew says:

    On behalf of Shropshire UNISON General Branch we offer our solidarity to your cause, we oppose all forms of male violence against women.

  16. Rosie Warren says:

    Can I add my name? I’m in the NUS.

  17. Kevin Buchanan says:

    Kevin Buchanan GMB CEC

  18. Anonymous says:

    Ben Andrews UCU

  19. Ben Andrews says:

    Ben Andrews UCU

  20. Lucy Nowell says:

    Barnet Unison

    Please add my name to the list of support

  21. Hello! This is a message from the Communications Officer of the London IWW General Membership Branch.

    I am pleased to announce that the members of the London IWW General Membership Branch have voted to collectively endorse this “Women in the Labour Movement” statement as a branch. Please add the “London IWW General Membership Branch” as a signatory under the IWW heading.

    Also, please kindly include the two following individual IWW members under the IWW header as they have been listed erroneously under “other signatories” despite having indicated their IWW membership: Floran Astraneiri; Peter Ridpath.

    Finally, my branch has asked me to mention the following link to a London IWW branch statement concerning a recent case that raises issues of Gender Equality, Gender Violence and Safer Spaces: https://iww.org.uk/node/840

    In Solidarity,
    Floran Astraneiri
    Communications Officer
    London IWW General Membership Branch

  22. dave Jones says:

    Please add my name
    dave jones, Brighton & Hove Unison

  23. Teresa Chalcroft says:

    Unite . Please add my name as a signatory

  24. Please add me. I am a UCU and Anarchist Federation member.

  25. We are holding a meeting for all the women that signed the statement (and any woman that wishes to sign it now can attend) to discuss where next?
    how we organise to make the labour movement a safe space for women.

    19th October
    2pm

    Speakers:
    Michelle Stanistreet General Secretary NUJ
    Maria Exall CWU and TUC General Council

    Room 2c
    At the university of London Union Malet street.

    A crèche will be provided but you must pre register so please email me marshajanethompson [AT] yahoo.co.uk if you require a crèche space.

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