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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:50 pm on 23rd June 2020.

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Photo of Ronnie Cowan Ronnie Cowan Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure) 12:50 pm, 23rd June 2020

As we attempt to move people back into the workplace, the job retention scheme is being abused by some companies to make employees redundant before August, when employers would have to pay a percentage of their salary. Moreover, others, like British Airways, are threatening to fire tens of thousands of loyal workers and rehire them, some on slashed pay and poorer conditions. The Prime Minister said that he was looking at what we can do, so will he back my hon. Friend Gavin Newlands, whose Employment (Dismissal and Re-employment) Bill addresses this iniquity?