npower’s job cut plans ‘about costs and naked greed’

Unions have slammed npower over its plans to outsource thousands of British jobs to India, claiming they are about the energy firm’s “naked greed”. GMB said npower’s claims that its plans are part of an effort to increase customer experience “has nothing to do with that and everything to do with costs”. The energy giant […]

Energy price rises could ‘send people to loan sharks’

The UK’s largest union has warned rising energy prices could force British families to use “unscrupulous” loan sharks. UNISON called on the Government to take urgent action to tackle fuel poverty after Centrica and npower became the latest in a string of energy companies to announce a rise in gas and electricity prices at the […]

“No way” Scots will privatise Scottish Water

Scotland’s Finance Minister John Swinney said today there is “no way” the Scottish Government will sell off Scottish Water. His comments come after the director of CBI Scotland Iain McMillan reportedly called for the state-owned water company to be privatised. Today CBI Scotland sent a report to Holyrood calling for a “bolder approach” to reducing […]

Rising energy costs affecting lifestyle

The continuous rise in energy bills is reducing the quality of life for some of the poorest households in the UK, according to a trade union. UNISON said many public service employees are having to limit when they put the heating on to when temperatures drop below freezing or are going to bed early to […]

True total of British Gas job losses stands at 1,100, says union

The union representing the energy sector has slammed British Gas for adding to the nation’s job seekers and says the figure is just the tip of the iceberg. Mike Jeram, UNISON’s Head of Business and Environment, said the true total stands at more than 1,100: “This is seriously bad news on the day that the […]