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550 call centre workers for British Gas were told they were out of a job today.
The company said it was closing the centre, in St Mary's Road, Southampton, by the end of the year as part of a cost cutting review. It said this would help it to stay competitive.
Andrew Pate speaks to Ian Peters, Managing Director of British Gas and Mike Jeram from UNISON.
UNISON has called the possible closure of British Gas Residential’s office in Southampton -with the loss of 500 jobs - a blow for staff and the local economy.The company has told the union it is considering closing the office in Southampton, where the lease is due to finish at the end of next year.
Staff were told this morning that the centre in St Mary's Road in Southampton will be closed by the end of 2012 as part of a company-wide review.