GMB Welcomes British Gas Decision

10 Dec 2009

Gary Baker GMB Regional Officer said “The merger into a single British Gas entity in Leeds was always going to mean that the company was going to seek to find efficiencies. This obviously had given rise to concern about job losses amongst GMB members employed at the Leeds Canal street depot. GMB welcomes the announcement that the site will be a base for smart metering as a boost for the workforce in Leeds. Putting the smart metering work into Leeds is a vote confidence in the employees. Smart metering is essential in the future fight against climate change and it is great to see that our community is getting some tangible benefit from the green jobs agenda. This decision by British Gas also fits in with GMB seeking rules that smart meters be installed by a workforce trusted by the public.”