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Commenting on the 'talking out’ of today’s (Friday) private member’s bill on fire and rehire, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady 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. 

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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