It would be improper for the unions to comment while the legal process is ongoing.
However we would reiterate our absolute position that all workers have the right to attend their employment free from the fear of harassment, bullying or physical harm, and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
As such if any member has been affected by issues of this nature in their workplace, we would encourage them to speak to their trade union representative or their full-time officer.
We have requested an urgent meeting with the Permanent Secretary.
We would strongly recommend to members not to engage in speculation or comment on social media or any public forum in relation to the allegations about, and subsequent actions of, the former First Minister.
The unions will be issuing a joint statement to the press and media.
Lynn Henderson Richard Hardy Allan Sampson
PCS PROSPECT FDA