Employment Rights: Government Plans — 25 Jan 2021 at 21:50

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.
“among the worst idlers in the world”.
“Over the last three decades, the burden of employment regulation has swollen six times in size”,
“should do whatever we can to cut the burden of employment regulation.”
“a calculated attempt to take advantage of the pandemic to cut…jobs”
“These tactics punish good employers, hit working people hard and harm our economy. After a decade of pay restraint-that’s the last thing working people need, and in the middle of a deep recession- it’s the last thing our economy needs.”
“the UK has one of the best employment rights records in the world”
“provides stronger protections than the EU”.
“the best place in the world to work”.
“using threats of firing and rehiring is unacceptable as a negotiating tactic”.-[Official Report, 13 January 2021; Vol. 687, c. 293.]
“Introduce legislation to end fire and re-hire”-
“If you do that, you will have our full support”-
“A mind that is conscious of its integrity scorns to say more than it means to perform.”
“we wanted to look at a whole range of issues relating to our EU membership and examine what we wanted to keep.”
“We are alarmed, if unsurprised, by reports of early attempts to downgrade workers’ rights through amending the commitment to the EU Working Time Directive. We will vigorously oppose any attempt to dilute existing rights and are pleased that the Scottish Government, in line with its commitment to Fair Work, supports us in this.”
“The British are among the worst idlers in the world.”
“We work among the lowest hours, we retire early and our productivity is poor.”
“As we leave the European Union, we have a unique opportunity to enhance protections for the workforce and tailor them to best support UK workers.”-[Official Report, 29 October 2019; Vol. 667, c. 205.]
“the worst idlers in the world”
“you simply cannot hold a pistol to somebody’s head and say, ‘henceforth you are to be employed on wholly different terms’”
“prefer a lie-in to hard work”,
“the worst idlers in the world”
“work among the lowest hours”.
“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”
“we wanted to look at a whole range of issues relating to our EU membership and examine what we wanted to keep.”

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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%

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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

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

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