Ovo confirms voluntary recognition of trade unions

SSE Energy Services – Joint Negotiating & Consultation Committee (JNCC)

JOINT JNCC STATEMENT – OVO CONFIRMS VOLUNTARY RECOGNITION OF TRADE UNIONS

A constructive meeting was held on 10th October 2019 with our trade union Full Time Officials (FTOs) and Adrian Letts, Retail CEO, OVO Energy. Following this meeting (and subject to the acquisition of SSE Energy Services by OVO proceeding), the SSE Energy Services JNCC is pleased to announce that OVO has confirmed it will continue to recognise voluntarily the four trade unions. This will be in respect of employees within SSE Energy Services that the unions currently represent.

OVO has confirmed that there will be a review of the most appropriate structure for continuing engagement with all unions going forwards as part of detailed integration planning. This may require adapting the machinery to best suit the newly combined SSE/OVO business. Until this review takes place, the existing trade union forums will continue. A further meeting date is due to be scheduled between the trade union FTOs and OVO, post completion.