NUJ calls on government to end fire and rehire schemes

  • 07 May 2021

The NUJ has joined a coalition of sister unions and politicians calling on the government to introduce new measures to prevent fire and rehire schemes.

The NUJ has dealt with fire and rehire tactics within the media industry, by companies using the threat of job losses, or actual dismissals, to force through inferior terms and conditions.

The government should use the Queen's speech next week to introduce legislative amendments that prevent fire and rehire tactics being used and thereby drive-up basic employment standards in business.


Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, said:

"This exploitative and abusive treatment of workers has to stop. Trading on people’s fear to strong arm them into taking pay cuts or accepting poorer contractual terms is disgraceful behaviour that the Prime Minister should kick into touch."

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