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 pic.twitter.com/byq3qutdNP — GMB Union (@GMB_union) January 6, 2021 GMB […]

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British Gas owner Centrica looking to cut 4,000 jobs as profits plunge

Centrica – the utility company that owns British Gas – is looking to cut 4,000 jobs after having a “weak” financial year. In its financial performance announcement, Centrica said operating profit was down 17% to £1,252m, reflecting significantly reduced profit in the business. The company blames increased political and regulatory uncertainty, a potential tariff cap, and warmer […]

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Centrica launches Local Heroes – A digital platform to help customers find trusted tradespeople

Centrica plc has announced that its new on-demand service, Local Heroes, is now open for business across the UK, providing a user-friendly digital platform to find trusted local tradespeople to carry out work in the home. The  announcement heralds the company’s strategic play for the on-demand home services market, which is estimated to be worth £5.7 […]

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