GMB Comment On Centrica Job Losses
GMB commented on the job losses announced this morning by Centrica.
Gary Smith GMB National Secretary for energy said, "This will be a day of deep concern across British Gas. GMB has a first class record representing members in British Gas including where there have been job losses in the past.
What GMB take from this announcement is a focus on long term and investment in customer service which gives us room for optimism over front line jobs.
This year there are over 1,200 jobs being created for smart metering installers and in repairing and installing appliances. These are real jobs, skilled jobs and they are being filled by ex-military personnel, a lot of women and of course young people.
During this tough day for many GMB will make sure GMB members get through it and we will be making a strong case to protect front line and customer facing jobs."
Contact: Gary Smith, GMB National Secretary on 07710 618909 or GMB Press Office on 07974 251823.