Grove Park workers escape Gas job cuts

British Gas workers in the County have been told that they are under threat of redundancy.

It comes after the energy supplier announced 850 job cuts nationally in the repairs side of the business.

The company said yesterday some of the redundancies could be at its call centre in Aylestone Road.

Staff at other sites in the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and Scotland are also affected.

Other British Gas sites, including a call centre and parts operation in Grove Park, Enderby, are unaffected by the announcement.

The Leicester Mercury reports a spokeswoman as saying:

“We are operating in a tough environment and need to reduce our costs to remain competitive.”

The staff affected deal with sales and inquiries in the repairs and maintenance division. The company said the cuts would include some management posts.

No redundancies will be made for three months and will follow a consultation with staff.

Gary Smith, of the GMB union, which represents staff in Leicester, said: “British Gas remains a profitable business and the GMB will be pushing them on their responsibilities to their employees.”

British Gas employs a total of 1,700 people in Leicestershire.

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