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News | Business| Bitish Gas Layoffs: About 500 British Gas Engineers Lost Their Jobs After Refusing New Contracts. Hundreds lose job in British Gas contracts row By Tom Espiner 5-6 minutes By Tom Espiner Business reporter, BBC News image copyrightGMB Union image captionThe GMB union said there were "van graveyards" for vehicles returned by engineers who will not sign the new contracts Almost 500 British Gas engineers have lost their jobs after they refused to sign new contracts. The company had given staff until midday on Wednesday to agree to new terms, which will force them to work more hours and cut average pay. Centrica, which owns British Gas, said around 2% of its staff had chosen not to sign the new contracts and would therefore leave the firm. However, it declined to give precise numbers saying they could still change. Andy Prendergast, acting national secretary of GMB union said: "Today has been the largest mass dismissal in living memory and this won't be forgotten. "Members