PCS and Unite are taking industrial action across the country to stop compulsory redundancies at the EHRC
What is the EHRC?
The EHRC is an independent statutory body with the responsibility to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and protect and promote the human rights of everyone in Britain It is the Commission’s role to make these rights and freedoms a reality for everyone.
Why are the staff on strike?
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has already faced cuts of 70 per cent since the Tories came to power in 2010. This has meant:
- Slashing specialist staff who support victims of discrimination and deal with equality issues.
- Losing its public helpline and closing its conciliation service and grants programme.
- The Commission is now implementing a further 25 per cent cut to the budget
This will mean:
- Closing offices and more job cuts - despite a 50 per cent increase in hate crimes since the Brexit vote.
- Undermining the EHRC’s statutory responsibilities to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate discrimination, and protect the human rights of everyone in Britain.
What should the Commission be doing?
At a minimum Rebecca Hilsenrath, Interim Chief Executive Officer at the EHRC needs to reassure staff that there will be no compulsory redundancies.
How you can help
Support our campaign to save the EHRC - send this email to Rebecca Hilsenrath. You can copy and paste this text in to the email.
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