NUJ leader told stick to nappies and breastfeeding
A UKIP politician has told the deputy general secretary of the NUJ Michelle Stanistreet to stick to nappies and breastfeeding, The Workers United blog reveals today.
Stainstreet (pictured) had written to Euro MPs, on behalf of the union, about a proposed directive on pregnant workers.
In an emailed reply Godfrey Bloom, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, said:"To be brutally honest Mrs Stanistreet, I have never read such dreadful nonsense in my life. You clearly have no idea how businesses work or recruitment policy in the private sector.
"I am simply far too busy to go through line by line and pick up on the flaws in your argument. I implore you to stick to giving advice on nappies and breastfeeding or whatever it is that brought your organisation into existence."
The Workers United blog points out that Bloom is a member of the European parliament's women’s rights and gender equality committee.
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