ACAS guidance 'worthless to sacked workers'

Posted by GMB Admin
Thursday 11 November 2021
GMB Trade Union - ACAS guidance 'worthless to sacked workers'

GMB Union says ACAS guidance on fire and rehire is helpful, but next to worthless for sacked workers.

Andy Prendergast, GMB National Secretary, said:

"Whilst the ACAS guidance over fire and rehire is helpful, it will be ignored by bad employers and doesn’t change the fact the Government has failed workers by failing to legislate against this insidious practice.

“The recent bill put forward by Barry Gardiner that would have curtailed the practice was voted down by Tory MP’s who were happy to put the needs of the worst employers ahead of those of their hard working constituents.

“For the 460 engineers sacked by British Gas though the process, guidance that asks for restraint is next to worthless.

"Ministers must legislate properly to make this archaic, Dickensian practice illegal."

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