Gas, South East European Energy Community
(March 2017) The Supreme Court has ruled that energy company British Gas can no longer appeal against a European Court ruling that holiday pay should take account of earnings based on commission. The case has been supported by public services union Unison and is based on the Working Time Directive. The union challenged British Gas because it restricted holiday pay only to basic pay which penalised workers who received a lot of commission pay. Unison is concerned about the impact of Brexit on this important legislation.
The FNME-CGT energy union mobilised workers for strike action across the sector on 29-30 November in protest at the employers' pay offer. Following a pay freeze, the combination of increased social security payments and inflation mean that workers have seen a 2.8% fall in purchasing power. The union says that companies are paying out high dividends while continuing to impose austerity on employees.
(6 September 2012) The regional [energy strategy for the Energy Community->http://www.energy-community.org/pls/portal/docs/1582184.PDF] is to give a perspective for energy developments in the region until 2020 and even 2030. It was presented
(30 January 2013) The Energy Community issued a [consultation paper following the Social Forum in October last year->art9021]. The consultation paper request comments of the social partners and governments. For
Energy Community considers the social strategy: regional social dialogue and other elements missing says EPSU
(25 April 2013) The social strategy outline to accompany the regional energy strategy was presented (see below) at the 6th Social Forum. It followed the [consultation which took place earlier
(16 September 2013) The energy unions of the energy community disagree with the recommendations of their government representatives on the social strategy for the Energy Community. These government representatives argue