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Thousands of British Gas staff to go on strike

by LLB Editor
7th Jan 21 11:53 am

British Gas engineers are set to go on a five-day strike from Thursday in a dispute over new contracts.

Thousands of staff have walked out in response to an attempt by the firm to push through pay cuts by threatening to fire workers, union GMB said.

Justin Bowden, GMB national secretary, said: “GMB members from Land’s End to John O’Groats have stayed home, stayed safe and supported the first national gas strike in a decade.

“The months and months of fire and rehire pay cut threats from British Gas CEO Chris O’Shea have provoked thousands and thousands of GMB engineers and call centre staff to strike, the only option left to them by a business that made £901m operating profit yet still plans to sack them because they won’t accept the scale of cuts it demands,” he added.

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