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Replace furlough and stop firms 'firing and rehiring', Starmer to tell PM

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Labour leader to accuse Boris Johnson of failing on Covid testing in speech to unions Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Keir Starmer is to call on Boris Johnson to replace the furlough scheme and outlaw “firing and rehiring” practices in a speech to union leaders on Tuesday. The Labour leader will also accuse the prime minister of failing to get the basics of coronavirus testing right or formulate a plan for care homes over the summer and of attempting to “re-open old wounds over Brexit”.
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Keir Starmer To Tell Boris Johnson To Outlaw 'Fire And Re-Hire' Working Practices

Keir Starmer To Tell Boris Johnson To Outlaw 'Fire And Re-Hire' Working Practices

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Boris Johnson must outlaw controversial “fire and re-hire” working practices and act to avoid the “scarring effect” of mass unemployment, Keir Starmer is set to say. The Labour leader will say firms like British Airways and Centrica should be banned from forcing staff to choose between joblessness and a new contract with inferior pay and conditions. Calling the practice “not just wrong but against British values,” he will use a speech to the TUC Congress to call on the PM to act by banning it with new laws, saying: “These tactics punish good employers, hit working people hard and harm our...
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