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Employment practices on redundancy and rehiring

EDM (Early Day Motion) 860: tabled on 08 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with alarm the growing number of employers, especially in the retail, hospitality and aviation sectors, who are making employees redundant before re-employing them on less-favourable terms and conditions; believes that these employers are cynically using the covid-19 crisis as cover to reduce staff costs at a time when they should instead be focused on supporting their employees through this pandemic; agrees with Unite the union and others that this fire-and-rehire practice makes a mockery of workers’ rights and goes against the spirit, if not the letter, of UK employment legislation; and calls on the Government to close this legal loophole as a matter of urgency, for example by amending the Employment Rights Act 1996 to specify that such redundancies should automatically be regarded as unfair dismissals.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Webbe, Claudia
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Leicester East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 September 2020
Strangford
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2020
Glasgow South
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Jarrow
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2020
East Lothian
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 9 September 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 September 2020
Belfast South
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Leeds East
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 September 2020
South Antrim
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2020
Glasgow Central
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Coventry South
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Hartlepool
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2020
Bedford
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 September 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Glasgow North West
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 September 2020
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 September 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Dundee West
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Glasgow North
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2020
Gateshead
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Streatham
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2020
Argyll and Bute
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2020
Stirling
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 September 2020
Inverclyde
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 September 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 September 2020
Belfast East
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 September 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 September 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2020
Denton and Reddish

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.