Human rights and workplace wrongs: Equality Commission staff sacked while on strike

Cautiously pessimistic

Yesterday, in the middle of an ongoing dispute with the PCS union, the Equality and Human Rights Commission sacked 10 members of staff without giving them any notice. The PCS report that protests were held in response today outside each EHRC office in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff. Four more days of strike action are planned for Wednesday 1 March 2017, Monday 20 March 2017, Tuesday 18 April 2017, and Wednesday 17 May 2017.

Sacking established members of staff with no notice period during a strike is a pretty shocking attack from the EHRC, and we shouldn’t let them get away with it. Obviously those who have an EHRC office nearby will be able to get involved more directly in providing support, but the PSC have a few general suggestions that people can do anywhere:

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