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Violence and Harassment Convention

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 12984, tabled on 5 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to ratify International Labour Organization convention 190 on ending violence in the workplace; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

14 February 2020

Violence and harassment at work are unacceptable and the government is committed to ensuring men and women are protected in the workplace. The Government strongly supported and welcomed the adoption of ILO Convention 190 on Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. My Department is currently taking the steps necessary to ensure full cross-Government consideration of ratification, including consulting the Devolved Administrations. Once this process has been completed, we will inform Parliament of the Governments intentions with regards to ratification.