Tuesday 9th March 2010 | 14:10
CWU disappointed by Vodafone job losses
The Communication Workers Union today (Tuesday) is disappointed by
Vodafone's decision to cut 375 jobs from the company and is also
concerned that customer-facing jobs will be affected, despite assurance
by the company.
Andy Kerr, CWU deputy general secretary, said: "It's regrettable that
Vodafone is making these job losses and is certainly bad news for the
"We're not sure that the current information coming from the company
regarding redundancies is entirely accurate. There are rumours that jobs
will be lost from Vodafone sites in Stoke and Warrington and these are
both customer-facing operations, while Vodafone has implied that
customer-facing roles will be expanded.
"We'd like to see greater clarity from the company on how this decision
will affect staff, a willingness to explore redeployment opportunities
and greater assurances about a voluntary approach to redundancies.
"We also encourage any staff affected by this decision to contact the
CWU for support."