Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

GMB Wins First Ever Unfair Dismissal Case For Sex Workers Branch

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Employment tribunal finds that adult chat line worker in Grays Essex was unfairly dismissed An employment tribunal has just found that GMB member Mrs Irene Everitt, who worked on live adult chat lines, was unfairly dismissed by her employer Datapro Services Limited. Mrs Everitt was dismissed in March 2005 having been accused of gross industrial […]

IUSW calls for decriminalisation of sex work to increase worker safety

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The confirmed murders of three prostitutes in the Ipswich area and concerns for a missing fourth highlight the desperate need for decriminalisation of sex work, states the International Union of Sex Workers (IUSW). “Sex workers are currently forced into dangerous working situations by the illegality surrounding their profession, and do not feel able to report […]

A drawn petition for the decriminalisation of sex work

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

A London artist is taking to the streets with the International Union for Sex Workers to highlight the danger to prostitutes whose human, civil and labour rights are being eroded by legislation – but rather than collecting signatures, she aims to draw up a petition with at least a thousand portraits of the supporters. Natasha […]

12 July 06

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Wednesday 12th July 2006 Immediate Release: News desk, Social and political correspondents PRESS RELEASE 1 of 2 pages IUSW URGES DECRIMINALISATION FOR SEX WORKER SAFETY The latest reports of violence against sex workers highlights the need for decriminalisation of the industry, states the International Union of Sex Workers (IUSW). Ana Lopes, Branch President of IUSW, […]

Thousands of sex workers could be endangered by Home Secretary’s proposed changes in the law

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Press release from the International Union of Sex Workers “You’re putting us in danger Jacqui,” sex workers tell the Home Secretary Government plans aimed at curbing exploitation in the sex industry will imperil workers’ lives and human trafficking victims’ chances of rescue, warns the International Union of Sex Workers. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith told the […]