Wide screen devices may view this page better by clicking here

7 April 2021

Facebook   Twitter

Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

New British Gas deadline and strike dates

British Gas strike Leicester February 2021, photo Steve Score

British Gas strike Leicester February 2021, photo Steve Score   (Click to enlarge)

British Gas engineers will continue their strike on 14 April, the new deadline set for signing new contracts being forced on workers using 'fire and rehire'.

It will be the 43rd day of strike action by GMB members who face an imposed pay cut of 15% and other changes.

Engineers were sent termination letters by British Gas CEO Chris O'Shea informing them they would be dismissed on 14 April rather than the original date of 1 April, with no explanation offered for the change in dates.

In July, British Gas announced engineers who refused to 'voluntarily accept' would be sacked. GMB members at British Gas have already taken 42 days of strike action against the pay cuts and 'fire and rehire' notices.

An official national lockout dispute between British Gas and GMB will become effective from 14 April and will include further strike action and action short of a strike.

Donate to the Socialist Party

Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.

We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to click here to donate to our Fighting Fund.

Please donate here.

All payments are made through a secure server.

My donation

 

Your message: 

 


In The Socialist 7 April 2021:


News

Pay NHS staff 15%!

Racism exists! Unite to fight all inequality

Report condones vigil police violence - democratic community control a necessity

Low-paid workers shouldn't pay for Covid crisis

The system is broken... youth unite and fight back

Fighting Fund: An amazing 39,948 raised


Schools

Sexism in education: It shouldn't be like this!

Pimlico Academy protests: "Run by racists for profit"

Academy schools have become business ventures


Protests

Defiance continues against anti-protest bill

London: #BuhariMustGo protests are back


Local elections

Councillors have a choice - don't vote for cuts

Former Labour parliamentary candidate to stand for TUSC


Workplace news

NEU elections: Elect a socialist leadership to fight for national action and a united campaign

GMB general secretary election: A fighting, socialist leadership needed

Sparks take deskilling protests to Hinkley Point

Marley Tiles workers strike against bullying bosses

New British Gas deadline and strike dates

Bristol Water walkout


Childcare

Childcare in crisis: A socialist solution


Liverpool

Right-wing Labour and Tory commissioners out of Liverpool!


Brixton riots

1981 Brixton riots: Racism and poverty - the anger explodes


International news

Brazil: Bolsonaro regime plunges into a deeper crisis


Readers' opinion

The Socialist Inbox


 

Home   |   The Socialist 7 April 2021   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

British Gas:

triangleBritish Gas workers strike ahead of 'fire and rehire' deadline

triangleStrike at crucial stage

triangleStrikers reject deal and carry on fighting

triangleBritish Gas strike

triangleGMB members continue fight against 'fire and rehire' in British Gas

Strike:

triangleMarley Tiles workers strike against bullying bosses

triangleSPS Technologies workers strike against potential pay loss of 3,000 a year

triangleBT Openreach engineers step up the pressure with five-day strike action

triangleGoodlord strike starts to bite

Gas:

triangleStriking workers fighting to win

triangleBritish Gas engineers on strike in Liverpool, photo by Neill Dunne

triangleBritish Gas engineers continue strike against fire-and-rehire plans

GMB:

triangleGMB general secretary election: A fighting, socialist leadership needed

triangleDrivers win case - they are workers

Article dated 7 April 2021

Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

MEMBER RESOURCES

Pay in Fighting Fund

Pay in paper and book sales

Leaflets

Bulk book orders

New member submission

WHAT'S ON

triangle13 Apr Bristol North Socialist Party: The role of the state and the police

triangle14 Apr Hackney & Islington Socialist Party: Lessons of the 1921 Poplar councillors' struggle

triangle15 Apr Waltham Forest Socialist Party: Lessons of the Paris Commune for today

More...


The Socialist, weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party

News

Schools

Protests

Local elections

Workplace news

Childcare

Liverpool

Brixton riots

International news

Readers' opinion

Subscribespacer|spacerebook / Kindlespacer|spacerPDF versionspacer|spacerText / Printspacer|spacer1128 onlinespacer|spacerBack issuesspacer|spacer Audio files


Sparks protest in Cardiff

Sparks' protest in Cardiff; each week the protest has grown. Sparks are protesting nationally against the role of construction electricians being deskilled. Photo by Rachel Barwell

What We Stand For
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Platform setting: =

Desktop version