I’m pleased to back Unite’s campaign to end the nefarious practice of ‘Fire and Rehire’. This is where employers hold their workforce to ransom by threatening to fire them from their jobs unless they agree to sign a new contract for less pay and worse terms and conditions.
We’ve already seen big businesses such as British Airways and British Gas, exploit the economic uncertainty of the pandemic and use ‘fire and rehire’ against their workforce. It doesn’t have to be this way, the Government could easily ban companies from doing this, just as they have in Ireland, Spain and France. This is why I am calling on the Government to commit to banning the practice in the upcoming Queen’s speech.
Find out more about Unite’s campaign here