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Year on from bitter fire and rehire strike, workers overwhelmingly accept deal worth at least 5%, says GMB Union  

by LLB Reporter
21st May 22 1:09 pm

GMB members working at British Gas have voted overwhelmingly to accept a new pay deal. The deal, worth at least five per cent, comes just a year after 43 days of strike action which saw 460 engineers sacked during the company’s fire and rehire scheme.

Andy Prendergast, GMB National Secretary, said, “GMB worked hard to get the company to start to address the cost of living crisis for workers.

“We are pleased we have been able to negotiate a deal that helps members and their families.

“Like any deal, it is far from perfect but it puts money in workers’ pockets and our reps need to be applauded for the way that they have held the business to account and delivered for their members.

“With memories of a bitter strike still fresh in the minds of workforce, it was a real achievement to be able to deliver a resounding vote in favour of the deal.

“Whilst there is a long way to go, we are starting to see that the dark days of 2021 are behind us and that there is a positive future for British Gas ahead.”

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