Npower collapse is a ‘cruel blow’ for employees, says UNISON

Energy retail sector would be better handled in public ownership

Taking big steps

Labour’s shadow minister for energy spoke passionately to delegates at the energy conference about the party’s ambitious vision for the energy industry

npower troubles ‘just the tip of the iceberg’

The UK’s entire retail energy market is broken and in need of an urgent fix

Energy workers face turbulent times

Union’s energy group conference debates privatisation, renationalisation and hydrogen gas

UNISON will “leave no stone unturned” as it seeks to protect energy jobs

This bolt from the blue will have left many of the companies’ employees feeling decidedly anxious

Macquarie wins UK gas supply business despite previous failings in water supply

Australian company Macquarie’s successful bid for the National Grid’s distribution business has been greeted with dismay today (Thursday) by public services union UNISON. The union – which has thousands of members working in the utilities sector – says when Macquarie ran Thames Water, the end result was poorer customer service, higher bills, massive debts, complex […]

Unions call for urgent talks with Npower over job losses

Commenting on the announcement from Npower today (Tuesday) that 2,400 jobs are to go, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “At the weekend Npower employees had to find out from the media that their jobs were on the line. Today’s poor results mean yet more uncertainty for the workforce. “Npower bosses are compounding the anxiety […]

Npower needs to get its act together

No-one deserves to hear that their job might be at risk when they’re at home with their family at the weekend.

NPower job losses are devastating for staff, says UNISON

Commenting on reports that NPower are to announce 2,500 job losses, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “These huge job losses will come as a devastating blow to the workforce. “NPower has been in trouble for some time thanks to poor decision-making at the very top, and workers are now paying the price. The company’s failure […]