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Cat Stephens

Sex worker and GMB activist

Cat Stephens is a sex worker and GMB activist

How Decriminalising Sex Work Would Help Some Of The Most Stigmatised Workers In The Country

The Trades Union Congress will today debate a motion from train drivers' union ASLEF, asking for support for full and complete decriminalisation of consensual adult sex work. We believe sex workers should have the same rights as every other worker in this country. This includes their right to join a trade union and organise. Current legislation forces these workers to work alone leaving them vulnerable to crime and afraid to report violence to the police through of fear of arrest. Decriminalisation would increase sex workers' safety, enhance access to health services and end criminal records - thereby making exiting the industry easier. We hope for an informed debate and a positive result for some of the most stigmatised workers in society.
13/09/2017 08:40 BST