GMB union has agreed to pay £300,000 to the former secretary of the union’s
Scottish leader, after she accused him of sexual harassment.
to Margaret McAvoy, union boss Robert Parker made sexual advances towards her
over a three year period. Parker denied the accusations.
Parker left his post as Scottish regional manner in March after the union paid
£50,000 to another women who also accused him of victimisation.
GMB agreed to the deal in advance of a resumed hearing of Mrs McVoy’s claim
next month. The payout is thought to be one of the biggest ever by a union.