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The Unite Parliamentary Staff Branch is the only union representing staff of Members of Parliament both in Westminster and the constituencies.

Union membership gives you the right to representation and advice in times of trouble, as well as a range of other services. Members also come together to campaign for better working conditions from IPSA and the House authorities.

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Working conditions in Parliament

Members will be aware that the recent heightened media interest in working conditions in Parliament, particularly in alleged instances of harassment, has led to a realisation by political parties and the House authorities that the unregulated status quo is not acceptable. I am pleased to announce that as a result of this, your Parliamentary Staff Branch has been able to achieve some positive steps forward in negotiation with these bodies. … Continue reading

How to end the bullying and harassment of MPs’ staff

By Lucille Harvey It is farcical that the employment regulations that MPs put into law are not accessible to their own staff. Revelations about the treatment of MPs’ staff are unsurprising to those of us who have worked for a Member of Parliament. Sexual harassment, on the scale that Channel 4 News uncovered, is symptomatic of a culture where abuse of power and impunity are rife. A culture that allows … Continue reading


Branch responds to new Conservative Code of Conduct

Following the publication of proposals for a new code of conduct for Conservative MPs, the branch has written to Sir George Young, the Conservative Chief Whip, to outline its concerns.