The timing of the appearance proves beneficial for workers at the gas shops who have been resigning in droves after their wages and conditions were slashed to make the division suitable for sell-off.
Management is due to meet Unison, the workers' union, on Thursday to discuss the package before its July implementation.
"Cedric Brown's appearance seems to have concentrated everyone's minds," said Barry Howarth, the national officer at Unison. "Lately we have experienced a substantial change in the company's attitude."Reuse content