“Given human rights is a central issue in Britain I have decided to forensically examine what is exactly going on at the EHRC. Can the top management justify its large salaries at the taxpayers’ expense? Is running the EHRC just a career option for an elite group of officials and a millionaire lawyer ? What issues are the EHRC really taking up and are they effective in doing so? Who are the people they want to sack from their organisation? Is the EHRC really value for money?:Do they practice what they preach to private industry and the public services?”
David Isaac: Chairing a fractured organisation with staff and management now at loggerheads.
Rebeacca Hilsenrath: chief executive of the Equality and Human rights Commission Pic credit: Douglas-Scott co.uK
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Human rights – whether it is gay rights, racial discrimination, gender equality, equal pay or disability discrimination – is at the heart of many of the big issues facing modern Britain today.
It is therefore a tragedy that the organisation responsible for monitoring such issues is now a fractured body with management at loggerheads with staff and the main focus of a destructive policy of government cuts by people who appear to believe there is no such thing as society and these rights are not necessarily worth defending.
Today this body came within a hair’s breadth of facing strike action by a frustrated and alienated staff and the action was only averted by talks at Acas. Contrary to…
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