Motion to GMB Congress 2003
MOTION FOR SUBMISSION TO GMB CONGRESS 2003
HEADING: SEX WORK LEGISLATION AND RIGHTS
Congress the criminalisation of many aspects of sex work is responsible for the lack of employment rights, casualisation, stigma, widespread violence, exploitation and abuse in the global sex industry, legislation does not provide adequate protection for sex workers.
Congress recognises that Sex Workers need to establish their labour and human rights and the voice that only the trade union can provide.
Congress believes that workers in the industry should have:-
1. Full legal protection from harassment, violence, threats, intimidation and theft.
2. A review of existing laws and regulations governing the industry with a view to full and proper regulation in the interest of the workforce and the communities in which the industry operates.
3. The right to the full range of employment, health and safety and contractual rights.
4. The right to pursue alternative employment with support and assistance provided.
5. The right to full and voluntary access to all NHS services, including medical advice
Congress also believes that there is a vital need to de-stigmatise working in the industry. It, therefore, calls for the opening of a debate on how social policy and legislation should be applied to the sex industry in order to secure this aim.
IUSW & LONDON ENTERTAINMENT BRANCH