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Group supports British Gas workers against fire-and-rehire tactics

The Green Party Trade Union Group today wrote to GMB officers to express solidarity with British Gas workers.

The workers are taking action against fire-and-rehire tactics, which are being used to erode hard-won pay and conditions at the company.

In their letter, the group wrote: “British Gas engineers perform a vital role in keeping everyone’s homes warm’ a service which is vital in midwinter in a pandemic lockdown to keep vulnerable people healthy.” 

“British Gas’ proposals to rehire are an abuse of a vital workforce who deserve to be respected and properly valued.”

The workers at British Gas have found support from a wide range of political figures, including Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.