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."[1]

Debate in Parliament |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con0 000.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent4 0080.0%
Lab195 (+2 tell) 0 (+2 tell)099.5%
LDem11 00100.0%
PC3 00100.0%
SDLP2 00100.0%
SNP47 00100.0%
Total:264 0042.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Kevan JonesNorth DurhamLab (minister)tellno
John SpellarWarleyLab (minister)tellno

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