End “Fire and Re-Hire” for Good

Head Office Circular: NP/392/21

19th October 2021

To: The Secretary




Dear Colleague,

End “Fire and Re-Hire” for Good

1 in 10 workers have experienced “fire and re-hire”, that is they have been told to re-apply for their jobs on worse pay, terms and conditions or face the sack and now unscrupulous employers are using the Covid-19 crisis as a cover for this despicable practice.

This week there is an opportunity to end this scandalous practice for good as on Friday 22 October 2020 Labour Party MP Barry Gardiner’s bill to ban fire and rehire is in parliament and we need all RMT members to send a message to your MPs asking them to turn up and support the bill.

It is particularly important that constituents of every Tory MP ask them which way they will vote on this Bill and then share their responses.

We are encouraging all members to use this simple tool to send an email to their MP today and send a clear message to #StopFireAndRehire for good https://actionnetwork.org/letters/end-fire-and-rehire-for-good/   


I would be most grateful if you could please bring the contents of this circular to the urgent attention of your members.


Yours sincerely


Michael Lynch

General Secretary