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Fire and rehire tactics

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1732: tabled on 13 April 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 71 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with alarm the growing number of employers who are dismissing and re-engaging staff on worse pay and terms and conditions, a practice commonly known as fire and rehire; agrees with Government Ministers that such tactics represent an unacceptable abuse of power by rogue bosses, many of whom are exploiting the covid-19 crisis to increase profits at the expense of loyal staff who have risked their lives during the pandemic to keep businesses going; welcomes the Government’s stated commitment to tackle those shameful abuses; calls on the Government to publish the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service report into the practice received by Ministers on 17 February 2021; and further calls on the Government to commit to including proposals in the forthcoming Queen’s Speech to outlaw this form of industrial blackmail, as is the case in other European countries, and to bring forward this new legislation as a matter of urgency to protect UK workers from exploitation by unscrupulous employers.

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.

Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Luton South
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Denton and Reddish
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Gateshead
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
City of Durham
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 13 April 2021
Islington North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Cynon Valley
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 13 April 2021
Leicester East
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Dromey, Jack
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Birmingham, Erdington
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Streatham
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Leeds East
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 14 April 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 April 2021
Strangford
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2021
Hemsworth
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 April 2021
Glasgow Central
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 April 2021
Ceredigion
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2021
Dagenham and Rainham
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 14 April 2021
East Lothian
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 April 2021
Dundee East
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2021
Salford and Eccles
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2021
Sheffield Central
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 April 2021
Glasgow South West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 15 April 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 April 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2021
Norwich South
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2021
Cardiff West
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2021
Knowsley
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2021
Glasgow North West
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2021
Blackburn
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Rees, Christina
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2021
Neath
Greenwood, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2021
Wirral West
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 21 April 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 April 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2021
Camberwell and Peckham
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Bootle
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Belfast South
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Ealing, Southall
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
East Ham
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Rochdale
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
South Shields
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Bedford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Edinburgh East
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Coventry South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Glasgow South
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Warley
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Blackley and Broughton
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Glasgow North
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2021
Swansea West
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2021
Hammersmith
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 April 2021
Arfon
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2021
St Albans
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 28 April 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2021
East Dunbartonshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.