GMB and Unite members “insulted” by below inflation offer

EDFGMB and Unite members employed by EDF Energy’s Field Services have voted to take strike action over pay.

The company have turned down the union’s request to reopen negotiations and to come back to the table following a previous rejection of a 2% offer.

GMB organiser Nick Day said: “This overwhelming rejection of the pay offer reflects that members are insulted by an offer which fails to keep up with the cost of living.

“GMB members working in EDF are wondering why when EDF’s energy bills are skyrocketing that their own employees pay cannot be kept up with inflation.

“Furthermore, they cannot understand why the company refused to come back to the table when the initial offer was rejected.  Therefore they have been left with no action but to decide to strike.

“GMB is asking EDF to get back around the table as a matter of urgency to avert a strike.  There is no doubt from our members though that their patience is running out.”

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