The nightmare before Christmas as Derby City Council workers face the sack

Derby City Council are proposing to cut the equivalent of 162 full-time jobs, axe vital front line services and hike council tax by almost 5% in a last ditch attempt to balance this year’s books. The Conservative-run administration plan to effectively axe community-managed libraries, cut support to vulnerable children and the elderly, scale down highways […]

Further Update on British Gas Annoucement

The trade unions met with the business again today to talk through yesterday’s announcements. It was unfortunately another disappointing meeting and the business failed to give any clarity to the messages it launched yesterday. Full Statement can be found below; Full Statement

Company Announcement on Job Reduction

You will no doubt be aware by now of the company’s announcement – widely covered in the media, and through the so called Town Hall meeting conducted by Chris O’Shea the CEO – in respect of some 5,000 job losses within the company. Alongside which the company has announced its intention to look at changing […]

British Gas Announcement

Today’s announcement by British Gas is bitterly disappointing coming as it did without prior advance notice and coming at a time when many staff have moved heaven and earth during the COVID crisis to keep serving customers and keep British Gas going. Trade Unions have been given precious little in detail other than the broader […]