Speech on Dignity at work
John Robertson MP
Bullying in the workplace is an issue which is all too often ignored – by the individual who is being bullied, in the hope that it will go away and often the employers, who do not believe the issue exists in their workplace.
It is often easier to step back, to say it is really none of my business, or just to pretend it isn’t really doing any damage and anyway the person being bullied should be able to stand up for themselves. We all know this is not the case.
Regrettably I was unable to post an update from Nigeria at the start of the month as I intended to and had said that I would. This was due to a lack of Internet and computer access and an accident when I fell and dislocated my shoulder while we were in a town called Kaduna.
Needing medical treatment while we were in Nigeria really brought home to me the importance of basic infrastructure like safe roads and hospitals. It was about a 3 hour drive from Kaduna to the British High Commission clinic where I could get medication and we could only undertake this the following morning because of the risk of being hijacked by bandits on the road at night.