Britain’s largest union, Unite, was demanding urgent answers from the energy firm Npower today (Sunday 6 March) following reports that it plans to cut 2,500 jobs in the UK.
Unite branded news that an announcement would be made this week as ‘deeply unsettling’ and said it would be seeking an urgent meeting with the company to get answers.
Commenting Unite national officer for energy, Kevin Coyne, said: “These reports of job losses will be deeply unsettling for Npower staff. These are people with bills to pay and mouths to feed and deserve better than finding out via leaks to the media that they could be out of a job next week.
“It is an inexcusable way for the company to treat a loyal workforce which has worked hard to turn Npower’s record on customer service around in the last year. We will be demanding urgent answers and assurances from Npower over the coming days as we seek to protect as many jobs as possible.”
For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 07967 665869.
Notes to editors:
Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.