(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.
Common declaration of EMCEF, EPSU and Eurogas on ECOTEC study on the impact on employment in EU-25 of the opening of electricity and gas markets, and of key EU directives in the field of energy (published in 2006/2007)
The members of the Sectorial social dialogue committee Gas want to point out their reflections on the ECOTEC study. While Eurogas, EMCEF and EPSU underline the importance of a stable
Demographic change, age management and competencies in light of the challenges facing the European Gas sector
EPSU, EMCEF, EUROGAS Report by David Tarren, Senior Research Fellow, Working Lives Research Institute (October 2009) With the financial support of the European Commission Introduction The average age of European
European Gas Industry Joint Submission to Consultation on: Towards a new Energy Strategy for Europe 2011-2020
The European social partners for the gas industry, EPSU/EMCEF for the trade union side and Eurogas for the employers/companies side, have considered with interest the Consultation paper “ Towards a New Energy Strategy for Europe 2011-2020.”