EHRC strikers get the message out about their campaign

19 May 2017

On the last day of the five day strike in Glasgow, strikers from the Equality and Human Rights Commission are being invited to speak at a series of high profile events.

This week PCS and Unite members at the EHRC in Glasgow have taken part in the first five days in a series of rolling strikes at all the major sites, which will go on into June.

The strike has been solid all week and many supporters have visited the picket line outside the office on West George Street to offer solidarity to the workers who are striking in a dispute over budgets, job cuts and the sacking of eight members of staff.

Spreading the word

Further education college lecturers have also been on strike this week and have invited the PCS branch’s vice chair to speak at their mass rally in George Square tomorrow (20 May). The branch will also be guests of honour at the GMB social at the STUC LGBT+ conference tonight.

The STUC had invited a speaker from the EHRC to address their LGBT+ conference this weekend but that invitation has now been withdrawn. The STUC will issue a press statement later and will make a statement to conference tomorrow on this; the conference chair will also mention it in their opening address. One of our delegates has now been invited to make a statement on the dispute in the guest speaker slot that has now been vacated.

Continuing action

Strike action continues next week with five days in London from Monday 22 May until Friday 26 May.

The picket line will be outside Fleetbank House, Salisbury Square, EC1 from 8 a.m. each morning.  Any support would be welcome.

After London action will be held in Cardiff from 29 May to 2 June and Manchester from 5 June - 9 June.

How you can help

  • Share this story with your colleagues at work
  • Tweet to @savetheehrc and use #reinstatethe8 and #sackedbyemail
  • Send a message of support to londonbargaining@pcs.org.uk
  • Make a donation to our Fighting Fund which is used to support our members who take strike action.

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