17 Jan 06

PRESS RELEASE
TUESDAY 17TH JANUARY 2006
Immediate Release
Attention News Desks, Industrial & Political Correspondents

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GMB REACTION TO GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER ON PROSTITUTION

Ana Lopez, GMB Sex Workers Branch President said, “The GMB Sex Workers Branch, which took part in the Government’s review of prostitution laws is saddened that the Government has not taken the opportunity to respond positively the opportunity to go down a more enlighted path towards regulation.

The Government has decided to continue to promote the stereo-typed and clichéd view of sex workers. GMB members who work in the sex industry know, as does the Government, that the majority of sex workers, including those who work in prostitution are not typical of the drug addict victims that everyone loves to hate.

GMB wants the invisible majority of sex workers who contribute to the economy to a massive extent to be allowed to work in safety and without the sigma that the work they do is against the law. The GMB Sex Workers Branch believes that sex between consenting adults would not be regulated by the state.”

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Contact:  Rose Conroy, GMB Press Officer on 07974 251823 or the GMB Press Office on 020 8971 4209

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