Everyone in the Labour Party must take ‘shameful, distressing’ EHRC report ‘very seriously’, says UNISON

There must be no room for discrimination within Labour

Commenting on the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“This is an incredibly serious and damning report that everyone associated with the Party and the wider labour movement must take very seriously.

“It will now be up to the whole Labour Party – led by Keir Starmer – to learn the vital lessons outlined in this shameful, distressing report, and repair ​its damaged relationship with the Jewish community.

“UNISON has always ​fought racism in all ​its forms, ​including anti-Semitism. ​The union urged Labour ​to tackle anti-Semitism in its ranks long before the EHRC investigation​.

“UNISON will continue to work with everyone who wants to banish the scourge of anti-Semitism from the Party​ once and for all.

“There must never again be any place for discrimination of any kind within Labour.”

Notes to editors: 
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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