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GMB seek cast iron assurance that new South Coast Ambulance Service task group will identify and eradicate bullying and harassmentShare on Twitter Share on Facebook

Posted: 04 Aug 2017

GMB SEEK CAST IRON ASSURANCE THAT NEW SOUTH EAST COAST AMBULANCE SERVICE TASK GROUP TO IDENTIFY AND ERADICATE BULLYING AND HARRASSMENT CULTURE WILL DEAL WITH ISSUES PROPERLY AND EFFECTIVELY

The report underpins GMB’s evidence that SECAmb’s workplace has been a breeding ground for a bullying and harassment culture says GMB Southern

GMB, the union for ambulance staff, seek cast iron assurances that new South East Coast Ambulance Service task group to identify and eradicate bullying and harassment culture will deal with issues properly and effectively.

This comes as a report is released today produced by Professor Duncan Lewis, Plymouth Business School, that criticises the trust for widespread bullying.

The new Chief Executive, Daren Mochrie, has stated that unions will take a pivotal role in a planned task group to identify and eradicate the culture of bullying and harassment.

Jason Dicker, GMB Branch secretary in SECAmb said,

“The report produced by Professor Lewes and his team underpins GMB’s evidence continually provided by their membership, that SECAmb’s workplace has been a breeding ground for a bullying and harassment culture.

“GMB welcome the appointment of Daren Mochrie and the subsequent commissioning of this report. GMB further welcome the CEO’s request that the Unions in SECAmb will take a pivotal role in the planned task groups to identify and eradicate this culture from SECAmb.

“However, in order to ensure there is a zero-tolerance culture towards bullying and harassment in SECAmb GMB must demand that this report elicits detailed internal investigations, as a result, any individual found guilty of bullying and harassment must be dealt with in line with SECAmb policy and if applicable under the terms of any individuals registering body’s such as the HCPC or NMC”

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Contact: Jason Dicker on 07775 428806