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To: Victor Herrero

Clarks - end fire and rehire

After many weeks of campaigning and strike action, we have defeated fire-and-rehire at Clarks. We couldn't have achieved this without all the support we've had, so from the bottom of our hearts thank you.

Clarks UK are attempting to fire and rehire their workforce on less favourable terms and conditions. The company have pushed for the majority of their employees to accept far-reaching reduced conditions, with everything from a reduction in hourly wage, cuts to sick pay, removal of paid breaks and a reduction in overtime rates.

We ask Clarks to call off the cuts to terms and conditions and return to the table. We are ready and waiting to enter into productive discussions to resolve this dispute.

Why is this important?

Clarks is a staple brand on the British high street, with a history dating back over a century. Many children will be able to remember being taken to Clarks for their school shoes.

Their customers have frequently rewarded them with loyalty. So too have their workforce - accepting no pay rises for some years. The workers most adversely impacted by these changes are those who have been employees for decades, sticking with the company through thick and thin, stepping up in the last year during the challenging pandemic period.

Fire-and-rehire is no way to thank employees or your customers. The workers at Clarks deserve better.
Street, UK

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2021-12-15 12:47:11 +0000


We're delighted to let you know that after many weeks of strike action, we have defeated fire-and-rehire at Clarks. We couldn't have achieved this without your support so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

This shows there is real power in a union. If you aren't a union member already, do consider joining today.

In solidarity, Community trade union

Full statement:

2021-12-15 12:45:20 +0000

Petition is successful with 8,340 signatures

2021-10-08 09:19:24 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2021-10-06 09:50:36 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2021-10-05 18:02:32 +0100

500 signatures reached

2021-09-27 21:13:56 +0100

100 signatures reached

2021-09-25 21:24:35 +0100

50 signatures reached

2021-09-25 08:25:38 +0100

25 signatures reached

2021-09-24 19:04:19 +0100

10 signatures reached