UK gas workers strike over pay cuts, work hours

By Pete Clifford
February 1, 2021

STOCKPORT, England — Striking gas workers organized picketing here and in other parts of the U.K. to stand up to threatened pay cuts by their bosses at Centrica, which owns British Gas. Some 7,500 British Gas workers who install and maintain gas ovens, radiators, meters and other equipment went out for five days starting Jan. 7. The bosses are seeking to impose a pay freeze, a change in workers’ hours, and other concessions. The union has scheduled six further days of strike action starting Jan. 20.