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Fire and rehire

EDM (Early Day Motion) 85: tabled on 20 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 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 the Government 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 outlaw this form of industrial blackmail, as is the case in other European countries, 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.

Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 20 May 2021
Islington North
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Streatham
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 20 May 2021
Leicester East
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Hemsworth
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Leeds East
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Coventry South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Cynon Valley
Dromey, Jack
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Birmingham, Erdington
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Gateshead
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Birkenhead
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Blackburn
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
City of Durham
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
East Lothian
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 24 May 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Brent North
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Denton and Reddish
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2021
Arfon
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2021
Bath
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Washington and Sunderland West
Dodds, Anneliese
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Oxford East
Rees, Christina
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Neath
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Sheffield South East
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
City of Chester
Davies-Jones, Alex
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Pontypridd
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
York Central
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 26 May 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 26 May 2021
North Down
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 May 2021
Belfast South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2021
North East Fife
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Thornberry, Emily
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Islington South and Finsbury
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Ceredigion
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2021
Glasgow South West
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2021
Preston
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2021
Nottingham East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.