24 April 2012
British Gas to implement 500 redundancies?
Getting expert employment law advice may be advisable for workers at a British Gas (BG) plant in the south of England after it emerged they are in danger of redundancy.
Centrica - the parent company of BG, which has nearly 35,000 employees globally - has announced the company's residential office in Southampton may be closed in the near future.
The organisation's lease on this office space expires at the end of 2013 and Centrica is considering moving away from this area.
Should this plan go ahead, around 500 jobs would be lost at the premises - something Mike Jeram, national energy secretary at Unison, believes will be a blow for both the individuals involved and the local economy.
Mr Jeram labelled the prospect of these job cuts "very worrying" due to the "dire" state of the economy at present.
"We will rigorously examine the company's business case with a view to defending our members' jobs and avoiding compulsory redundancies," he added.
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Posted by Francesca Witney