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  • Statutory code on fire and rehire a “baby step” forward, says union body 

Commenting on the announcement of a new statutory code on fire and rehire today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:  

“The P&O scandal must be a watershed for workers’ rights. But these plans lack bite. 

“While a statutory code is a baby step forward, it won't deter rogue employers like P&O from trampling over workers’ rights.  

“It’s time for ministers to finally deliver on their manifesto promise to beef-up protections at work – that means delivering an employment bill to stop bad bosses who think they can fire at will.” 

Editors note

- 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. 


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