While the announcement gives staff some respite going into Christmas, SSE have been clear in the announcement and all through this process that they will continue to work to separate energy services as an independent company. Prospect will be meeting with the company over the next couple of days to get further details of how this decision impacts on staff both in Retail and in the wider SSE group.
This announcement vindicates the collective decision of the unions to keep retail within the pay negotiations and to submit a pay claim for all staff covered the joint agreement. Pay talks resume in the New Year.
Prospect will provide an end of year summary and details for contacting Prospect over Christmas later this week.