United Kingdom - Gas engineers strike threat wins concessions - April 1, 2010

The GMB general union has come to an agreement with British Gas, implying that possible industrial action by engineers will be avoided. The union had been balloting members for strike action in response to management threats to cuts jobs. The GMB and British Gas management have now issued joint statements that confirm that any restructuring in the company will only follow a proper process of consultation and negotiation. Said GMB General Secretary Paul Kenny, The discussions have not been easy, but we do now have a platform on which to build relations. It is positive that the company respects the position of GMB” (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 March 2010).

English: http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/latest_news/british_gas_settlement.aspx 


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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