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GMB to fight hard for members jobs at Eon

20 Nov 2020
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The energy giant is looking to make 700 job cuts over the next two years

GMB, the union for Eon staff, has called the company’s decision to cut staff ‘devastating’ and demanded more information on the 700 cuts the company announced yesterday.

The proposals mainly relate to the Res and SME business, where a new Customer Service IT platform sees the company looking to offload 675 members of staff by 2022.  

Another 30/40 jobs are also expected to go with the combining E. ON and npower early in 2021, with further reductions likely to be proposed. 

GMB promised that it will ‘fight hard’ for the best possible deal for members, and is working with sister unions are in the process of pressing for clarity for the selection criteria for the redundancies. 

Dom Hinks, GMB organiser said: 

"This is devastating news. GMB and our sister unions are seeking more detail on the proposals. 

“We need to examine the business case and the impact on jobs as well as engaging in what we hope will be meaningful consultation to try and mitigate against these job loses where we can. 

“If there is a need for compulsory redundancies then we’ll be pressing for clarity on selection criteria as well as maintaining existing enhanced selective voluntary severance packages that have in part enabled significant change in the past. 

“Have no doubt, GMB will fight hard for the best possible deal for our members, whatever the circumstance”. 

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