Reports and Campaigns

spotAbout the Socialist Party

spotAnti-capitalism

spotAnti-privatisation

spotAnti-war

spotElection campaigns

spotEnvironment

spotHealth

spotSocialist women

spotWorkplace

spotYouth and Students

All keywords


Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Human Rights keywords:

Conspiracy (9)

Democratic rights (117)

Detention (29)

Freedom of Information Act (5)

Genes (3)

Genocide (7)

Guantanamo (12)

Human rights (90)

ID cards (10)

Internet (10)

Jean Charles de Menezes (17)

Jobstown (8)

Jury (9)

Legal aid (24)

Liberties (19)

M25 Three (3)

Rendition (4)

Slave trade (4)

Stop and search (11)

Torture (23)

Trial (33)


Reports and campaigns:

Anti-capitalism (1237)

Anti-fascist (561)

Anti-racism (704)

Anti-war (1488)

Asylum (211)

Black and Asian (394)

Children (377)

CNWP (108)

Corporate crime (2)

Disability (201)

Education (3914)

Election campaigns (2448)

Environment (608)

EU (450)

Finance (99)

Food (270)

Health and safety (33)

Health and welfare (315)

Housing (1036)

Human Rights (380)

LGBT Pride (143)

Local government (2180)

Local services (3658)

Low pay (509)

Migration (56)

Nationalisation (145)

New workers party (467)

NHS (1842)

Pensions (701)

Post Office (222)

Poverty (573)

Privatisation (1017)

Public Services (1131)

Socialism (872)

Socialist (43)

Sport (196)

Stop the slaughter of Tamils (90)

Students (1829)

The state (1368)

Transport (551)

TUSC (999)

Welfare rights (716)

Women (763)

Workplace and TU campaigns (8261)

Youth (1966)

Related websites

Youth Fight For Jobs

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

National Shop Stewards Network

Tamil Solidarity


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 936, 15 February 2017: March to save our NHS

Search site for keywords: PCS - Workers - Civil Service - Union - Redundancy - Strike - Unions - Human rights - National Shop Stewards Network - Janice Godrich - Compulsory redundancy - Cuts

"Disgraceful" treatment of sacked EHRC workers

Sacked EHRC worker Finola Kelly photo PCS

Sacked EHRC worker Finola Kelly photo PCS   (Click to enlarge)

A PCS union member

Ten government equality staff were sacked by email and had to clear their desks on 10 February. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) workers had been threatened with redundancy, but such action is unprecedented in the civil service.

The notices were emailed while PCS and Unite members were on strike over cuts.

EHRC says the staff will receive pay in lieu of notice, but workers did not agree to this because it closes off the opportunity to seek redeployment at the commission or elsewhere in the civil service. We had members who were in the middle of civil service applications and waiting to hear back from employers.

In London, Finola Kelly, a PCS union rep, was one of the members who had received a compulsory redundancy notice and was leaving her office for the last time with her personal belongings packed in a trolley.

Janice Godrich, PCS national president, was at the offices with a large group of supporters including the National Shop Stewards Network and described what had happened to Finola as "absolutely disgraceful" and "very humiliating".

She said: "I'm really, really pleased at the amount of people who have turned up today, not just from PCS but from other unions and organisations, to show support, and I know that that's happening all over the country at other EHRC offices."

"We're giving a pledge here today on behalf of PCS that we'll continue to fully support these members until their justice is restored."






Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Related links:

PCS:

triangleLocal government pay: fight for the 5% claim, fully funded

triangleDriving examiners walkout hits first day of new test

trianglePCS Left Unity celebrates 40th anniversary at annual conference

trianglePCS union says no to pay misery

triangleDWP to outsource more work to Capita

Workers:

triangleSupport the Crossrail Woolwich walkout

triangle110 years ago: massacre at Santa Maria school in Chile - commemorate 21 December 1907

triangleThe Socialist's 2017 quiz

triangleA world in crisis, ripe for revolution

Civil Service:

trianglePCS pay cap ballot closes soon

triangleConference on state spies: who's watching who?

triangleBalloting members on the pay cap

Union:

triangleSix months on - still no justice for Grenfell

triangleRetail sector crunch: nationalise to save jobs

Redundancy:

triangleBrighton victory

Strike:

triangleArriva bus drivers' action wins pay rise

Unions:

triangleAfter the budget - unions must launch pay fight

Human rights:

triangleInterview: Refugee Rights Campaign

National Shop Stewards Network:

triangleUnite day of action against blacklisting

Janice Godrich:

trianglePay cap decisively rejected by PCS union members

Compulsory redundancy:

triangleCollege workers ballot for action in Nottingham

Cuts:

triangleBradford campaign to save children's services launched