Amnesty v unions

Submitted by Matthew on 23 February, 2011 - 3:26

Human rights charity Amnesty International has effectively de-recognised Unite for workers working outside the UK and is threatening to de-recognise the union for UK-based workers too.

One worker said “now every time I write or work on discrimination issues, I will think about how Amnesty workers outside London are being treated by the senior management in London.”

Unite and its predecessor unions have been recognised at Amnesty since 1973. The attack on freedom of association and union rights represents a growing trend towards more authoritarian and corporate management styles by bosses at charity, voluntary and other “third sector” companies.

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