Scottish TUC calls for end to sectarianism

Employers should be legally required to monitor sectarian incidents in the workplace, the Scottish Trade Unions Congress (STUC) insists.

Research carried out by the STUC found that religious prejudice remained a force in the Scottish workplace, said the BBC.

The STUC’s report of its research has recommended that firms develop strong anti-sectarian policies, along with guidelines on how bigotry should be reported.

In particular, it said, employees should be made aware that prejudiced comments should not be dismissed as workplace banter.

Grahame Smith, STUC general secretary, said: “The STUC believes this report is a significant contribution to the ongoing debate about sectarianism in Scotland.

“It is very disappointing, if not wholly surprising, that the researchers found evidence that sectarianism persists in the Scottish workplace.

“We will continue to work vigorously with government and other stakeholders to tackle the scourge of sectarianism”.

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