Friday 5 February 2021 / 1:31 PM Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald comments on news that British Gas engineers are to engage in more strike action in the dispute over pay and conditions

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Employment Rights and Protections Secretary, commenting on news that British Gas engineers are to engage in more strike action in the dispute over pay and conditions, said:

 

“Threatening workers with the sack unless they agree to cuts to wages and conditions is a disgraceful practice. Recent industrial disputes have been resolved by employers withdrawing the threat of fire and rehire. British Gas must do likewise.

 

“The Labour Party repeats its call for the Government to outlaw ‘fire and rehire’ tactics which punish working people, penalise good employers, and damage our economy.”