‘Pig headed’ EDF Energy bosses spark week-long meter workers’ strike

A week-long strike by EDF Energy workers carrying out Smart meter installations will take place during the second week of 2016, after Acas talks failed to make a break through due to ‘pig headed’ bosses.

Unite, the country’s largest union, suspended a week’s strike in November for talks with the management to take place under the auspices of Acas, the conciliation service.

Meter readers and fixers, office staff and managers, at Clarence Road, Speedwell, Bristol, BS15 1NT, will be striking from 00.01 on Monday 11 January until 23.59 on Friday 15 January.

The full press release can be found here ‘Pig headed’ EDF Energy bosses spark week-long meter workers’ strike

Energy staff in ‘collecting Smart meters from supermarkets’ dispute suspend week-long strike

Bristol EDF Energy workers carrying out Smart meter installations have suspended their week-long strike, due to have started today (Monday 19 October), after the company made ‘a major concession’, Unite, the country’s largest union, said.
 
Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “EDF made an offer on Friday night on the basis that we agreed to suspend the strike action which was due to start today.
 
“While there is a list of grievances, the most important one for our members is working hours. The company wanted later working and increased Saturday working.
 
“The agreement we now have is that current working patterns for existing staff will remain as they are until July 2017 at which point there will be a review.”
 

EDF Energy workers to strike over ‘pay loss of up to £6,000’

The roll-out of a Smart meter installation programme across Bristol will be hit when EDF Energy staff, including Bristol workers, will stage a one day strike on 2nd September 2015 in a dispute over pay cuts, job losses and working extended hours to install the meters. The move follows the suspension of two 24-hour stoppages earlier in August to allow for talks over proposed pay cuts, job losses and extended working hours to install the meters.

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EDF Energy workers to strike over ‘pay loss of up to £6,000’

The roll-out of a Smart meter installation programme across Bristol will be hit when EDF Energy staff stage two days of strike action this month in a dispute over pay cuts, job losses and working extended hours to install the meters.

Unite said that if the proposals were allowed to go through some of its members would lose up to £6,000-a-year in income which was ‘totally unacceptable’.

Meter readers and fixers, office staff and managers, at Clarence Road, Speedwell, Bristol, BS15 1NT, will be striking for 24 hours from 00.01 on Wednesday 12 August and at the same time on Thursday 20 August.

The full press release can be found here EDF Energy workers to strike over ‘pay loss of up to £6,000’