Commenting on the failure of Barry Gardiner's Bill on' fire and rehire', Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said:

"The antics of the Conservative party today have been a disgrace.  They have colluded to stand on the side of bullying bosses and against the interests of workers, showing their real colours. So the hypocrisy of the Tory party was on full display for all to see. They say one thing but do another.

“But their lamentable filibustering in the Gardiner debate will not affect our resolve in any way. They can say what they like in Parliament. On the ground Unite will fight every employer’s attempt to ‘Fire and Rehire’ relentlessly.”