UNISON calls for gas shippers’ levy to fund research

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, has called on the

Government to introduce a levy on gas shippers to fund

research work into safety and environmental

improvement.

The move follows the announcement last week of 120

job cuts at the industry’s research and development

company, Advantica Technologies Limited.

The union argues that the jobs axe is a direct response

to cuts in spending by Transco following the price

control review carried out last year by OFGEM.