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Fire and Rehire – What installers need to know

“Fire and Rehire” made headlines in the heating and plumbing industry after British Gas deployed the strategy with some of its engineers in April 2021. Tina Chander – Head of Employment Law at Midlands law firm, Wright Hassall – looks at what installers need to know: “Fire and Rehire” is an employment tactic utilised by […]

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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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Ofgem "must be scrapped" says union for energy workers

Government cannot duck taking the decisions needed to keep the lights on and ensure the decarbonisation of the sector says GMB GMB, the union for energy workers, has commented on proposals from Ofgem announced that it claims will deliver “a more competitive and fairer energy market.“ The UK energy regulator released the proposals in response […]

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