I’m backing GMB members at British Gas in their fight against the company’s fire and rehire plan. No employer should treat their staff in this way, and I am saddened to see this tactic from a longstanding British company.
The use of such fire and rehire tactics is wrong and should be outlawed outright. Using the threat of unemployment to reduce pay and diminish terms and conditions is despicable, especially after a decade of pay restraint and in the middle of a deep recession.
Along with Keir Starmer and other Labour MPs, I’m calling on the government to step in and introduce legislation to ban the use of these fire and rehire threats. If you agree, you can sign Labour’s petition here.