“Women using the station, and those passing by, have had to run the gauntlet of obscene cat calls and sexually suggestive gestures during the recent warm weather.
Network Rail bosses are believed to have suspended their contract with the company carrying out the work on the station’s forecourt in Stoke Newington High Street, and both have launched investigations…
Shocked commuter John Park, 29, contacted the Gazette after witnessing a woman of south east Asian descent targeted by about 10 Hall Bros Groundwork Ltd workmen, who made sexual and racist remarks.
‘As she bravely walked through this rabble, one workman lunged towards her and mimed a sexual attack when her back was turned,” he said. “We all know wolf-whistling goes on but I’d never seen anything approaching this level of abuse by workmen.’
The following day, an off-duty Gazette photographer was abused.
‘They were leering at me and thrusting their hips. It was awful.’ said Carmen Valino, 31.
A third victim, Ivana Iados, 32, a gallery assistant, claimed the wokmen made suggestive remarks.”
I’m glad to see the workmen’s company and the Network Rail take these complaints seriously and launch an investigation.
Related, last summer, two workmen in the UK were suspended from their job for harassing a woman walking by.
It’s laudable to see companies that take these issues seriously. Hopefully it will deter future incidents of harassment.Share on Facebook