Human Rights & Equalities Committee – Impact of Covid 19

thumbnail of Submission Human rights cttee Covid19 Dec 20UNISON Scotland contributed the Equalities and Human Rights Committee inquiry into the pandemic. Our submission focussed on the appalling situation in social care.

The absence of human rights in social care is a major cause of avoidable infections and deaths during the ongoing pandemic. This has a profoundly disparate effect by gender, ethnic origin, age and disability.

Some private employers have presided over the worst record of infections and deaths while leaking valuable social care investment to offshore tax havens through complex corporate structures. Tax evasion is a human rights issue.

Our submission stresses the need for the Scottish Government to live up to its obligations under UN Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)