Dismiss and Re-engage Tactics

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons on 9th February 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Labour, Denton and Reddish

Warm words from the Minister, but fire and rehire is an outrageous tactic that is sadly growing in popularity. The latest large company to jump on the bandwagon is Tesco, where staff at the Livingston depot are facing pay cuts of between £4,000 and £13,000 a year—this while profits are soaring thanks to these same essential workers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to keep families fed. When will the Government do what it takes to stop Tesco and other rogue bosses ripping off their workers? Or will they just wring their hands and wait for a report that they will simply ignore? We want action, Minister.