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Companies are deliberately firing people to rehire them on worse contracts. For some reason it's legal in this country, but it's leaving thousands of us in the lurch. Companies shouldn't be able to force staff into choosing between worse contracts and being fired. It's illegal in Spain and Ireland. [1] It should be illegal here too.

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This petition is to urge the UK government to introduce a law that protects all of us from companies trying to tear up our contracts, effectively firing us and rehiring us on worse pay, with worse terms and conditions.

It is illegal in Spain and Ireland. It should be illegal here too.

NOTES:
[1] Institute of Employment Rights: "International Airlines Group have not been able to use the same tactics in the other countries where it operates – Spain and Ireland – because both nations have banned the use of fire and rehire."
https://www.ier.org.uk/news/bill-launched-to-ban-exploitative-fire-and-rehire-practices/

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