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House of Commons to be 'menopause friendly', Speaker Lindsay Hoyle vows

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Posted: 14/06/22 - 11:54
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Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has signed a pledge vowing to make the House of Commons "menopause friendly" for staff.

The pledge commits employers to supporting employees affected by the menopause, for example by providing access to fans or flexible working.

Sir Lindsay said women ran his office and he didn't want to see them leave because of the menopause.

The Commons Speaker said it should not be a "taboo subject" that was "swept under the carpet".

I Call True: Well for the first time in I can't even remember I have something good to say about politicians, this is a very smart move to keep the talent and knowledge in the Commons rather than lose it

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17 days
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Makes sense and should be adopted country wide.
17 days
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If it makes staff feel supported then great, but they have to be honest with their employer too.
18 days
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Good to see this getting more attention after the Davina McCall program that recently aired
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A great move and hopefully one that more companies will follow