TUC: Government has chosen to side with bad bosses by failing to take action on fire and rehire
25 Oct 2021 10:30 AM
Commenting on the 'talking out’ of the private member’s bill on fire and rehire, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady yesterday said:
“The government has chosen to side with bad bosses by failing to take action to tackle fire and rehire today.
“This appalling practice gives unscrupulous employers free rein to threaten to sack workers in secure jobs if they don’t accept a new contract on worse pay or conditions.
“It’s a national scandal. Even the prime minister calls the practice unacceptable.
“No more excuses. 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 earlier this year revealed that nearly 1 in 10 (9%) workers have experienced ‘fire and rehire’ since the first lockdown in March.
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