Employment Rights: Government Plans — Fire and Re-Hire — 25 Jan 2021 at 21:50
The majority of MPs voted in favour of setting out a timetable for making dismissing a worker and rehiring them on less-favourable terms illegal.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- believes that all existing employment rights and protections must be maintained, including the 48-hour working week, rest breaks at work and inclusion of overtime pay when calculating some holiday pay entitlements, and
- calls on the Government to set out to Parliament by the end of January 2021 a timetable to introduce legislation to end fire and re-hire tactics.
According to the Government: "The practice of ‘fire and rehire’ refers to when an employer dismisses a worker and rehires them on new, less-favourable terms."
-  New statutory code to prevent unscrupulous employers using fire and rehire tactics, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, 29 March 2022, Gov.uk
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||195 (+2 tell)||0 (+2 tell)||0||99.5%|
|Kevan Jones||North Durham||Lab (minister)||tellno|
|John Spellar||Warley||Lab (minister)||tellno|