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Glasgow East Women’s Aid to close


The charity will shut its doors months after staff walked out over bullying allegations. 

A Glasgow domestic violence charity has announced it is to close following a staff strike over bullying claims. 

Glasgow East Women’s Aid confirmed on its website that it was to close, with plans to wind down alongside support from external organisations.

The Easterhouse-based charity ran long-established services for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. 

In 2023 it was forced to close temporarily due to the suspension of “whistleblowing” staff amid allegations of bullying.

Thirteen Unite members were suspended for whistleblowing due to raising concerns about bullying in the workplace, with a motion of no confidence placed in the board and management.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said at the time whistleblowing staff had been "victimised".

In a statement on the charity’s website, Glasgow East Women's Aid said: "We are deeply saddened by the closure of the organisation.

"Our priority at this difficult time is to ensure that women and children currently supported by Glasgow East Women’s Aid continue to receive the help and support they need, and that those who may need support in the future know where to turn. 

"We will continue to liaise with partners, including the regulator, Care Inspectorate, funders, and the Council, throughout this difficult time."



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