British Gas workers vote to strike

BRITISH Gas workers have voted to strike over what they have branded macho management and bullying.

The strikes would affect gas service engineers, central heating boiling engineers and distribution depot workers, the union added.

No strike dates have been set among the 8,000 GMB members and the company, part of Centrica, has been given a week to respond before the union decides on its next move.

Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary, said on the union's website earlier this month: "British Gas has turned from being a reasonable employer where people had job satisfaction into one with a culture of bullying, customer exploitation and profits at all costs."