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Anger as ministers block ‘fire and rehire’ bill in Commons

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Ministers have scuppered a Commons bill that would have stopped the practice of companies firing staff and then rehiring them on worse pay and conditions, saying that while they opposed such actions, legislation was t...

You’re betraying your Quaker roots: fury at Clarks’ ‘fire and rehire’ plan

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Warehouse workers for Clarks have accused the 200-year-old shoemaker of betraying its philanthropic roots by threatening them with the sack if they don’t accept significant pay cuts. More than 100 staff in Clarks’ mai...

Labour and TUC call for ‘fire and rehire’ ban as part of new work vision

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People will have an opportunity to wrest back control over their working lives when the country emerges from the pandemic, but the government must do more to help by immediately outlawing practices such as ‘fire and r...

‘Fire and rehire’ should be banned, say three-quarters of UK public

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Firing staff only to rehire them on worse pay and employment terms should be outlawed, according to new polling suggesting the public backs a legal ban on the practice. With union demands for ministers to take action ...

‘Fire and rehire’ tactics rife at firms that are in profit and claiming Covid cash

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Nearly 70% of companies accused of launching fire-and-rehire assaults on workers’ wages and conditions are making a profit and half have claimed government support during the pandemic. Boris Johnson has called the pra...

Hundreds of British Gas engineers to lose jobs in ‘fire and rehire’ scheme

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Hundreds of British Gas engineers will lose their jobs by midday on Wednesday after refusing to sign up to tougher employment terms imposed by the company’s controversial “fire and rehire” scheme. On 1 April Britain’s...