Oxfam said: “We can confirm that we reluctantly took the decision to withdraw the right to volunteer from four people from the Hay-on-Wye shop. We were disappointed that, despite extensive efforts by both Oxfam and the volunteers, including undertaking mediation, it has proved impossible to resolve the situation in any other way. The four volunteers felt that they were unable to accept the ways of working which are standard across our shop network or commit to fully uphold our values.”
The very worst of corporatespeak applied to volunteers in a charity shop.
And how do you withdraw a right anyway? Isn’t a right something that one simply has, not something that is granted?
Or is this a right as in Soviet, anyone has the right to stand for election as long as they’re a Party Member?