Following the sale of SSE Energy Services to OVO Energy (OVO) today (Wednesday 15 January), Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has called for reassurances to be given to workers who are now under a different employer.

Unite has over 3,000 members at SSE Energy Services across the UK including customer service staff, smart meter installers and meter readers. The £500 million sale affects all of the 8,000 plus employees of SSE Energy Services.

Unite national officer for energy Peter McIntosh said: “This is a time of uncertainty for former SSE Energy Services workers who are now employed by OVO and they will be seeking reassurances that their jobs, pay and terms and conditions are safe and will remain so in the future.

“It is natural that workers will have concerns, but it is a positive indication that OVO has agreed to recognise Unite from the very beginning.

“We are calling on OVO to work closely with Unite during this period to ensure our members are secure in the knowledge that their jobs are protected. Unite looks forward to working constructively with OVO as it takes the business forward.”

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For more information please contact Unite communications officer Ryan Fletcher on 07849 090215.

Email: ryan.fletcher@unitetheunion.org

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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.