Summary of responses
1 August 2000
here site to download the full Raise The Roof Campaign Document)
See also latest
13 questionnaires have been returned to date. Only half
of the branches say they have received information on the
Raise the Roof Campaign, only two Branch Executive's have
discussed it. Ten branches stated they did not have a policy
on domestic violence and the other three did not know if
Only two employers had a policy. Only five branches had
publicised the campaign in some way, with only one branch
having carried out any of the recommendations of the campaign.
The vast majority of respondents state that training on
the issue of violence against women is necessary. A number
of recommendations were made as to what the Women's Committee
could do (see Question 12). There was only one negative
1. Have you received information about Raise the Roof?
Yes 7, No 5, Don't know 1
2. Has the Raise the Roof campaign been discussed by
your Branch Executive?
Yes 2, No 10, Don't know 1
3. Has the Raise the Roof campaign been discussed by
your Equalities Committee?
Yes 1, No 8, Don't know 4
4. Does your branch have a Women's Self Organised Group?
Yes 3, No 10
5. Have they discussed the Raise the Roof Campaign?
Yes 1, Don't know 2, N/a 10
6. Do you have a branch policy on domestic violence?
Yes 0, No 10, Don't know 3
If you answered yes, please send a copy with this form.
If you answered no, do you intend to develop one?
Yes 3, No 1, Don't know 6 ,Currently developing 1
7. Does your employer have a policy on domestic violence?
Yes 2, No 9, Don't know 2
If you answered yes, please return a copy with this
If you answered no, do you intend to negotiate one?
Yes 5, No 1, Don't know 4
8. Have you made links with any local women's groups
e.g. Rape Crisis, Women's Aid, etc?
Yes 2, No 9, Don't know 2
If yes, please detail:
Grampian Women's Aid, Aberdeen Women's Aid, Enough is Enough.Glasgow
Rape Crisis Centre.
9. Have you publicised the Raise the Roof' Campaign?
Yes 5, No 8
If yes, in what ways?
Put poster up in station mess room.
Circulated the posters and raised issue at branch meetings.
Only by putting posters on notice boards.
Posters, brochures, leaflets at functions.
10. Which of the Raise the Roof' recommendations
has your branch taken actions on?
Contact with local groups, publicising local contacts,
started discussion about policy & negotiating with employer.
No answer = 11
11. Is training on the issue of violence against women
Yes 10, No 1, Don't know 2
12. In what ways could the Scottish Women's Committee
assist your branch, in particular with regard to the Raise
the Roof' campaign?
- Initially sending relevant materials for branch to discuss.
- A leaflet informing what body someone who suffers from
domestic abuse should go to, which would be given to any
member who asks for advice. It is inappropriate for workplace,
lay union reps to become involved in, or be expected to,
such a sensitive and problematic domestic issue.
- Send us more information.
- Always happy to receive/display literature on Raise
- Arrange some joint training and an opportunity to exchange
experiences. Circulate model policies. Suggest re-circulate
questionnaire in 4 months time.
- Please supply with any publications, leaflets, etc.
- Make them listen!! Make them aware how many women actually
suffer and cover it up by being off work for a few days
at a time on a regular basis using various complaints.
- We have identified violence against women as an issue
which should be discussed and training given. Assistance
with training - ½ day?
- Send me details.
- Help to raise more awareness, get more people interested.
- Local training