EHRC strike suspended as talks take place

17 Mar 2017

The strike planned at the Equality and Human Rights Commission for Monday (20 March) has been suspended due to both sides agreeing to further talks at ACAS

PCS and Unite members were set to take part in their seventh day of strike action in their long-running dispute over redundancies and budget cuts.

A number of staff have already been sacked, some by email with 24 hours’ notice, and their reinstatement is now also part of the campaign.

We are seeking protections to ensure that all our members under notice of redundancy who want a job get one, either at the Commission or the wider civil service.

PCS industrial officer Lois Austin said: “There are vacancies at the Commission and there are no reasons at all why our members can’t have those jobs. We will be attempting to get an agreement which redeploys our members into those vacant roles. We also seeking assurances that our trade unions reps are not victimised and secure a role. We will update members after the talks on any progress we are able to make.”

Further planned strike dates are 18 April and 20 May.

How you can help

We are asking all members to take the e-action to ask their MP to sign the backbench Early Day Motion 944 seeking reinstatement of our members.

We are also asking members to make a donation to the Fighting Fund so that we can sustain any action that the EHRC members may take in the future.

 

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