Skip to main content

Fire and rehire tactics

EDM (Early Day Motion) 5: tabled on 11 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 67 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House observes the widespread and growing use of fire and rehire tactics by employers over recent months; condemns the actions of a number of companies in threatening staff with termination if reductions to wages and conditions are not agreed to; notes the widespread legal prohibition on such employment practices in most EU countries, including Ireland; recognises the contents of the Queen’s Speech in which no mention was made of changes to employment law despite the widespread condemnation of fire and rehire by UK Government ministers; deplores the absence of such legislation in the UK Government’s legislative programme; further condemns the Government for not publishing the ACAS report on Fire and Rehire; and calls on the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to announce comprehensive legislation protecting workers' rights and legally prohibiting employers from employing fire and rehire tactics.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Aberdeen North
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
East Dunbartonshire
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Angus
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Aberdeen South
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Glenrothes
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Dundee East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Dundee West
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Glasgow North East
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Falkirk
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Glasgow North West
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Argyll and Bute
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Stirling
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Midlothian
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Gordon
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Central Ayrshire
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2021
Perth and North Perthshire
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Denton and Reddish
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 12 May 2021
East Lothian
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 May 2021
Strangford
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 12 May 2021
North Down
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Rochdale
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 12 May 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 12 May 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 2021
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Stockport
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 13 May 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2021
Edinburgh West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 May 2021
Ceredigion
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 May 2021
Foyle
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2021
Bedford
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 May 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2021
City of Durham
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Belfast South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2021
Arfon
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Gateshead
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2021
Leeds East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.