The UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new plan for the country. The proposal is to allow employers to fire workers for poor performance and hire workers who are not job-ready. This law would be similar to laws in other countries, including France and Germany.
Business leaders say they do not want the right to fire their workers. But new plans announced by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak would allow it. The new law will shrink the rights of employees and benefit companies by giving them greater power over their employees. He said is a bid to boost productivity and growth.
The UK Prime Minister-designate, Rishi Sunak, plans to replace the UK’s 1970s-era employment law with a much stricter one. The UK is going to make it permissible for employers to fire workers under certain circumstances: if they cannot come up with a suitable replacement within three months, or if the worker has committed a severe crime such as violence against another employee or personal injury.
The announcement comes as the UK unemployment rate falls below 6 percent for the first time since 1975. The Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak has announced that Labour’s current laws on redundancy pay will be replaced with a new system. The move is designed to “make it easier for businesses to cut costs”.
The proposals include a controversial regime under which workers could be dismissed after two years of service if they are not needed by the company. Under existing laws, employers can only fire employees if they have completed two years of continuous service with one employer – but in some cases, this can take months or even years of repeated delays. Government aides stressed on Wednesday that there will be no changes to the final salary pension schemes of workers who meet the current qualifying requirement.
UK PM Sunak said this in his speech during the British Labour party conference on Friday, Rishi Sunak, the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced plans to introduce a law that would allow employers to fire workers in low-skilled professions.
The bill, which is expected to come into effect in the next few weeks, will allow companies to dismiss employees if they perform poorly in their jobs, whether it is part-time or full-time workers including the power for employers to fire employees with fewer than two months’ notice. The move means that employers will be able to make changes in the workplace without consulting workers, and there will be no legal recourse for those whose terms have been changed under the rule.
The announcement came as the country is faced with growing pressure on jobs and the economy. The new plan was announced at the Labor Party conference, known as Brighton & Hove held in England last week. “We have decided to remove the minimum wage from those who can do shift work,” said Sunak.
The Labour Relations (New Decisions) Bill will make it easier for businesses to re-hire staff who have left on good terms or contracted out a fixed period of work. There is no automatic right to claim unfair dismissal, but employers must give any employee two previous warnings before they can take them to an employment tribunal. This year’s MPs’ expenses are likely to be even more ridiculous than usual, and there’s lots of other news on our live blog.
The plan in Davos, said companies should be allowed to fire “poor performers” despite having a contract with them and their unions. He added that workers lose no Labor Rights if a company asks them to leave and that it is not uncommon for people to be fired for no other reason than being overweight, or for absenteeism.