House of Commons
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EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SACKED STAFF
EDM #944
Tabled 20 February 2017
2016-17 Session
That this House notes with great concern the decision of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to sack 10 staff members on 9 February 2017 via email and with only one day's notice; further notes that seven of those who were sacked are of black and minority ethnic (BME) origin, six are disabled and all are trade union members; is further concerned that staff were denied the opportunity to seek employment within the Civil Service due to the implementation of Payment In Lieu of Notice; believes that this in particular discriminates against BME, disabled and female staff who may struggle to find further employment; notes that staff have taken part in several days of strike action in recent months against compulsory redundancies and budget cuts within the Commission; understands that the EHRC was established to help eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality and protect human rights in the UK; and calls on the Government to intervene and reinstate all sacked staff members and to properly fund and staff the EHRC to ensure that discrimination and inequality within the UK is eradicated.

Signatures (62)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
19 April 2017
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
16 March 2017
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
02 March 2017
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
24 February 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
06 March 2017
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
22 February 2017
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
22 February 2017
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
18 April 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
21 February 2017
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
01 March 2017
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
21 February 2017
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
01 March 2017
Dromey, Jack
Labour
22 February 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
21 February 2017
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
13 March 2017
Flynn, Paul
Labour
23 February 2017
Gapes, Mike
Labour
07 March 2017
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
18 April 2017
Glindon, Mary
Labour
22 February 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
07 March 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
23 February 2017
Green, Kate
Labour
01 March 2017
Hayes, Helen
Labour
02 March 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
27 February 2017
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
13 March 2017
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
27 February 2017
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
13 March 2017
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
01 March 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
21 February 2017
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
06 March 2017
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
22 February 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
24 February 2017
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
01 March 2017
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
30 March 2017
Matheson, Christian
Labour
02 March 2017
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
02 March 2017
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
22 February 2017
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
21 February 2017
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
27 February 2017
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
21 February 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
24 February 2017
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
22 February 2017
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
24 February 2017
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
01 March 2017
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
24 February 2017
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
13 March 2017
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
24 February 2017
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
01 March 2017
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
23 February 2017
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
28 February 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
24 February 2017
Smith, Owen
Labour
23 February 2017
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
28 February 2017
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
22 February 2017
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
02 March 2017
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
20 March 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion