Windrush deportations must stop now, says UNISON

Cruel punishment must be investigated

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Windrush deportations must stop now, says UNISON

Commenting on the departure of the government’s deportation flight to Jamaica UNISON assistant general secretary Roger McKenzie today (Wednesday) said:

“It’s deeply worrying that people who’ve lived in the UK since childhood are being deported to countries they don’t know.

“This shows the government’s learned nothing from the Windrush scandal and is intent on ploughing ahead with its shabby hostile environment agenda.

“Deportation flights must stop now and a proper investigation launched into this cruel and disproportionate punishment.”

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 both the public and private sectors.

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