Fire and rehire code “lacks bite” – TUC

Commenting on the government’s code of practice on fire and rehire, which is set to be debated in parliament, TUC General Secretary Paul Nowak said:

“This code lacks bite and is not going to deter bad employers like P&O from treating staff like disposable labour.

  “We need far more robust legislation to protect people at work.

  “1 in 10 were threatened with fire and rehire during the pandemic – tinkering around the edges is not going to cut it.

  On Labour’s pledge to end fire and rehire, Paul added:

  “Labour’s New Deal for Working People would be the biggest upgrade in workers’ rights in a generation. It would put an end to fire and rehire and would provide millions with the security they badly-need.”