Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Residential Health Care And Social Work
Social Work Activities Without Accommodation
88.99 - Other social work activities without accommodation n.e.c.

93 - 95 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 June 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Human rights charity Amnesty International has announced plans to cut nearly one hundred jobs. The charity has a staff of approximately 650 staff and is proposing around 95 redundancies. The charity had faced criticism for its working practices after the suicides of two of its employees amid allegations of a toxic workplace culture. 

The decision to cut jobs is a result of an overspend by the organisation's senior management team, according to the Unite trade union. The cuts are subject to a three month consultation period, and it is expected that the losses will take place in October 2019.



Eurofound (2019), Amnesty International, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 97915, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97915.