- Category: Women's Liberation
- Published on Wednesday, 21 May 2014
- Written by IS Network women's caucus
The IS Network women’s caucus wrote to the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) Steering Committee this Sunday on behalf of all the supporters of our recent petition, calling for TUSC to repudiate their support for Steve Hedley’s nomination in the upcoming elections, on the grounds that he was accused by Caroline Leneghan of domestic violence.
The petition asked that TUSC send their solidarity to Caroline and commit to taking gender violence seriously in their future selection process. The petition has collected 259 signatories, from a wide range of people from the left.
We would like to thank the supporters of the petition for helping us to campaign for such an important issue, which desperately needs to be addressed within both our organisations and trade unions. We demand that women are believed and we want to create an environment where any survivor of abuse are able to come forward, with confidence in the structures and culture of our organisations.
We are very disappointed not to have received a response from TUSC on this important issue.