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British Gas faces strike action

British Gas engineers will take part in five 24-hour strikes in the coming weeks in a battle with the company over pension rights. It is estimated that up to 6,000 engineers will down tools on December 12th, 19th and 21st and January 6th and 9th. In addition, out-of-hours calls will not be handled from December… Read more »

Johnson insists no backtrack on pensions deal

Trade and industry secretary Alan Johnson has insisted that the government will uphold a deal allowing existing public sector workers to retire at 60. Business leaders have been stepping up the pressure on ministers to tear up last month’s agreement on the grounds that would be unaffordable and unfair, given that private sector workers have… Read more »