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TUC welcomes whistleblowing report

Welcoming the review of whistleblowing policies and practices published today (Wednesday) by the Whistleblowing Commission TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Whistleblowing is an important way to root out malpractice and wrongdoing in a workplace. But with the blacklisting scandal showing that some people have had their careers wrecked for daring to speak out at work, most people are too scared to say anything for fear of retribution.

“It’s important that we have stronger legal protections and written workplace procedures for whistleblowers to underpin the important work that union reps do in supporting workers who speak out.”

NOTES TO EDITORS:

- The Whistleblowing Commission was set up by the charity Public Concern at Work. The independent group of industry and academic experts has published its report which examines: attitudes towards whistleblowing, law and policy, regulatory involvement, rewards and tribunals.

- A copy of the report is available at www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/Whistleblowing%20Commission%20Report%20Final.pdf

- For more information about the Whistleblowing Commission or the report please contact Anna Geffert on 020 7427 1436 or email a.geffert@wriglesworth.com

- The TUC’s campaign plan can be downloaded from www.tuc.org.uk/campaignplan

- All TUC press releases can be found at www.tuc.org.uk

- Follow the TUC on Twitter: @tucnews


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