UK - Trade union GMB has called on the government to instruct energy regulator Ofgem to drop proposals to cut workers pensions.
Last month, Ofgem launched a review of rules that would see gas and electricity companies to pass on the costs of their employer pension contributions to customers by increasing fuel prices.
GMB has submitted an emergency motion to next week's annual Trades Union Congress (TUC) conference, condemning the regulator for attacking workers' pensions and urging it to instead to get on with the job it was set up to do.
It has said the regulator should "turn their attention to reducing the sky high gas and electricity prices that currently prevail in the UK".
GMB general secretary Paul Kenny said: "It is time to pull the plug on Ofgem. For them to attack the pensions of the workers in the industry is the last straw for GMB.
"At a time when the UK workers are paying way above what workers in Paris are paying for energy, that Ofgem should have such a distorted view of its priorities beggars belief."
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