FIRE AND REHIRE
Every day, workers across Britain are being threatened with being fired and rehired under worse terms and conditions for basically the same job.
Unreasonable employers use this tactic to force staff to accept lower wages, different hours or changes in working life. In many other countries this is often against the law.
FIRE AND REHIRE has existed for years, but never like now. Today thousands of workers across the country are affected in all industries, large and small. Workers at Heathrow Airport, British Airways and Centrica have all been threatened. In Banbury, Jacobs Douwe Egberts staff are in dispute with employers who want to cut wages and conditions. In Loughborough workers are facing reductions of up to £15,000 a year, whilst at Weetabix over 70 engineers are also being targeted with Fire and Rehire on vastly inferior conditions. One national retailer is telling workers they must make bigger pension contributions and lose four days’ holiday a year. But it does not end there, the employers are also trying to lower death-in-service payments, reduce car allowances and cut other benefits. All this hits families hard.
THE BILL WILL BE VOTED ON IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON THE 22ND OCTOBER 2021
OUR MESSAGE TO Ruth Edwards MP
We, the undersigned residents of Rushcliffe constituency, believe the so-called practice of “Fire and Rehire” is unacceptable and morally wrong. It has no place in good business and is harming communities across our region. We believe better regulation should be in place to Stop Fire and Rehire and ask you to vote in support of the Private Member’s Bill of Barry Gardiner MP.