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:
“How you can help
- Please send messages of support to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tweet to @savetheehrc
- Write to the EHRC chief executive officer Rebecca Hilsenrath at EHRC, Fleetbank House, 2 – 6 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8JX.
- Send donations to our strike fund to: PCS PSG Hardship Fund, Sort code: 608301, account no: 20151243.”