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British Gas workers vote to accept pay deal

British Gas workers have voted to accept a pay deal said to be worth at least 5%.

The GMB said the move comes a year after a bitter jobs dispute at the energy giant involving hundreds of engineers, which led to a lengthy strike.

National officer Andy Prendergast said: “We are pleased we have been able to negotiate a deal that helps members and their families.

“Like any deal, it is far from perfect but it puts money in workers’ pockets and our reps need to be applauded for the way that they have held the business to account and delivered for their members.

“With memories of a bitter strike still fresh in the minds of workforce, it was a real achievement to be able to deliver a resounding vote in favour of the deal.

“Whilst there is a long way to go, we are starting to see that the dark days of 2021 are behind us and that there is a positive future for British Gas ahead.”

British Gas said in a statement: “We’re pleased to have reached this pay agreement with our trade unions. The increasing cost of living and a UK skills shortage are concerns for all major employers.

“This will help thousands of our customer facing colleagues who do an incredible job looking after our customers.

“We also want to future proof our ability to attract and retain skilled talent in a highly competitive market.”

Published: by Radio NewsHub

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