END FIRE & REHIRE

END FIRE & REHIRE

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Chris Purser started this petition to Government and

During the pandemic a number of big businesses have tried to dismiss some of their workers and hire them back straight away - on worse deals.
Unions and opposition politicians want this practice to be banned.
What is fire-and-rehire?
Employers sometimes want to change the terms and conditions of their workers.
Each case is different, but employers might want to reduce their pay, or reduce holiday allowances, change shift patterns - even reduce the breaks they are allowed.
This will often happen when a company is losing money and needs to cut costs to stay in business.
Normally managers would negotiate with trade unions or workers' representatives to try to reach an agreement.
If they can't reach agreement, employers sometimes dismiss the affected workers, and offer to hire them back on the same day - under new terms and conditions.
It's controversial because it presents workers with a stark choice - accept worse terms and conditions which you said "no" to before, or lose your job.

 more companies are turning to fire-and-rehire early in negotiations as a threat, rather than at the end of the process when all other options have failed.

 

The government should end this Fire and Rehire 

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