I walked out for real change

Unite statement on Google walk-out over sexual harassment allegations

Unite national officer for the IT sector Louisa Bull said: “We applaud the principled stand taken by Google workers in London and across the world today (Thursday 1 November) over how the company tackles allegations of sexual harassment.

“The employees are rightly demanding key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at the tech giant, including a call to end forced arbitration - a move which would make it possible for victims to sue.

“Unite the union began organising and recruiting Google staff in London six months ago and membership continues to grow.

“You can see in the last year that there is a growing wave of disgust generally, as more and more cases of sexual harassment come to light in workplaces across the globe – and Unite will assist all those wishing to shine a light on such unacceptable workplace practices.”

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Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Unite press office is on: 020 3371 2065

  • Unite represents workers in Britain and Ireland with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.

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