British Gas behaviour ‘disgraceful’ over new staff contracts, says UNISON

Christina McAnea says staff will feel ‘betrayed’ by the move and UNISON will fight for a better deal

Commenting on the announcement today (Wednesday) that 20,000 British Gas employees face dismissal unless they agree to new contracts, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This is disgraceful behaviour. British Gas might be struggling financially but it’s no way to treat loyal staff, many of whom have been with the business for years.

“Employees have worked hard throughout the past few months to ensure customers are well-served, despite the pandemic. This is no way for company directors to repay them.

“With so many jobs being lost across the UK, staff will feel betrayed by the business. Unions will be doing everything in their power to win employees a better deal.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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