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Northern Ireland Electricity Job Cuts

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

 

NORTHERN IRELAND ELECTRICITY CUTS PUT 90 JOBS AT RISK SAYS GMB

This is a very worrying and stressful time for our members especially on the back of the recent announcement that Kilroot power station is to close says GMB.

GMB, the union for Northern Ireland Electricity workers, has today been told 90 jobs are at risk.

The union has been advised by senior management within Northern Ireland Electricity that it will be entering into a 30 day consultation regarding reductions in its workforce.

The company, which employees 1,250 people, blames the RP6 final determination and a reducing connection market for the job losses.

Alan Perry, GMB Regional Organiser, said:

"This is divesting news for the people of Northern Ireland.

"However we are hopeful that during the consultation process a number of these job roles will be delivered through non pay roll initiatives such as reducing the time customers are without power.

"This is a very worrying and stressful time for our members especially on the back of the recent announcement that Kilroot power station is to close.

"GMB and other unions are meeting this week to discuss proposals which may allow staff to leave on a voluntary basis."

ENDS

Contact: GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

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