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Tue May 28, 2019, 02:23 PM

Amnesty loses five bosses after report on 'toxic workplace'

Source: BBC

Amnesty loses five bosses after report on 'toxic workplace'

28 May 2019

Amnesty International is to lose most of its senior leadership team after a report said it had a "toxic" workplace.

The human rights organisation's secretary-general, Kumi Naidoo, ordered an independent review after two employees killed themselves last year.

In the review one staff member described Amnesty as having "a toxic culture of secrecy and mistrust".

Amnesty said the senior leadership team accepted responsibility and all seven had offered to resign.

Five of the seven senior leaders, based mainly in London and Geneva, are now believed to have left or are in the process of leaving the organisation.

The Times reported that they were to receive "generous" redundancy payments - but an Amnesty spokeswoman told the BBC the redundancy packages were "less favourable than those on offer to other staff".

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48431652

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