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Unite regional officer Chris Gray: Jacob Douwe Egberts fire and rehire tactics 'splitting up families'

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Unite members at Jacob Douwe Egberts have voted for industrial action after the company has decided to go down the route of fire and rehire – where workers are forced to sign up to a new contract on less favourable terms and conditions or else they’ll be sacked.

Unite is campaigning to have this practice outlawed in the UK as it is in other European countries.

Listen to Unite regional officer Chris Gray in an interview with BBC Radio Oxford as he discusses the dispute in the clip below:

Compiled by Martin Scanlon

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