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TUC: Usdaw secures a “resounding victory” against fire and re-hire

Commenting on Usdaw securing an injunction to restrain Tesco’s use of fire and re-hire, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady yesterday said:

“This is a resounding victory in the battle against fire and rehire – and, thanks to Usdaw, a win for the union movement.

“Too many employers think they have free rein to threaten workers in secure jobs with the sack if they don’t accept a new contract on worse pay or conditions.

“Today’s judgment is an important win against an employer trying to use this scandalous practice to end a promised permanent benefit. But we can’t just rely on the courts to protect working people using current weak laws – we need action from government too.  

“It’s time for ministers to finally deliver on their manifesto promise to protect and enhance workers’ rights – that means stopping fire and rehire without delay.”

Polling published by the TUC last year revealed that nearly one in 10 (9%) workers has experienced ‘fire and rehire’ since the first lockdown in March. 

Notes to Editors:

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together the 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.


TUC press office 
020 7467 1248 


Original article link: https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/tuc-usdaw-secures-resounding-victory-against-fire-and-re-hire

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