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What does the British Gas “fire and rehire” strike mean for the industry?

In his latest article for Installer, heating and plumbing engineer Andy Gibbs looks at the strike from British Gas engineers over “fire and rehire” contracts: I’m pretty sure most people in the industry will have heard of the upset going on with British Gas and the so- called “fire and rehire” contracts. Some of the engineers […]

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British Gas pushes ahead with mass sacking of engineers after “fire and rehire” strike

British Gas will proceed with a mass sacking of striking gas engineers who refused to sign a new contract, which included a pay cut and other imposed changes in terms and conditions. 300-400 engineers are expected to leave the company. British Gas had come under fire on social media for “fire and rehire” notices, with […]

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British Gas workers start five day strike over ‘fire and rehire’ cuts

GMB Union members at British Gas have started a national five day strike from 7 January 2021.  The action comes after parent company Centrica said it would impose ‘fire and rehire’ cuts to workers’ pay and terms and conditions on pain of dismissal. This is what the strike at British Gas is all about. Please SHARE widely.#StopTheBritishGasFire — GMB Union (@GMB_union) January 6, 2021 GMB […]

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British Gas pays out £2.65million over invalid exit fees and overcharging

British Gas has paid £2.65 million in refunds, compensation and redress after an Ofgem investigation found it misinformed customers by issuing incorrect terms and conditions about exit fees. The energy supplier also wrongly charged the fees to some customers and applied incorrect charges to others after their fixed deal came to an end. Ofgem’s investigation […]

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Is it OK for customers to opt-out of Boiler Plus? British Gas responds

A photo has been doing the rounds on social media, which suggested that British Gas customers could opt-out of having Boiler Plus compliant measures installed. The full quote was obtained by a whistleblower who wants to remain anonymous, and published on Twitter by the @Gasmangod account. Taken from an actual @BritishGas quotation. They doth appear […]

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