Capital’s Latest Trick

Workers are facing an attack on pay and conditions, backed by the threat of the sack. Trade union action is our best hope to bring the assault to an end.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY25: Sacked Goodlord workers and their supporters protest at the offices of Goodlord on May 25, 2021 in London, England. Goodlord property services firm sacked workers for striking against fire and rehire policy. (Photo by Guy Smallman/Getty Images)

In late March of this year, an MP stood up in Parliament and warned that ‘employers threatening to fire and rehire’ their workers as a negotiating tactic ‘are doing something that is wrong’, it being what ‘decent employers do not do’. This MP politely noted that companies ‘should know better than to behave in this […]

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