GMB Members At EDF Energy Field Services Vote For Strike Action In Pay Dispute
This overwhelming rejection of the pay offer reflects that members are insulted by an offer which fails to keep up with the cost of living says GMB.
GMB members employed by EDF Energy's Field Services, spread from Kent through to Cornwall, have voted in an official ballot for take strike action over their 2014 pay offer. The 500 field staff are employed to deal with energy meters and data.
The company have turned down the union’s request to reopen negotiations and to come back to the table following a previous rejection of a 2% offer. Strike action by members looks inevitable. Members of Unite have also voted to take action in this dispute. The unions are currently working to fix dates for action.
Nick Day, GMB Organiser, said "This overwhelming rejection of the pay offer reflects that members are insulted by an offer which fails to keep up with the cost of living.
GMB members working in EDF are wondering why when EDF's energy bills are skyrocketing that their own employees pay cannot be kept up with inflation.
Furthermore, they cannot understand why the company refused to come back to the table when the initial offer was rejected. Therefore they have been left with no action but to decide to strike.
GMB is asking EDF to get back around the table as a matter of urgency to avert a strike. There is no doubt from our members though that their patience is running out.”
Contact Nick Day 07717 510047 or Ken Baker (029) 20 491260