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Redundancy threat at Opal – Portsmouth January 14, 2010

Posted by alancwu in News.
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Up to 30 posts are “at risk” at the Opal site in Portsmouth, reports a CWU member.

Management stated that the  jobs are threatened as a result of “duplication of roles” across CPW sites.

Carphone Worker urges the company to enter into a genuine dialogue with affected staff at the site into ways that compulsory redundancies can be avoided. CWU members at the site can contact their local branch for advice and support – also use the “contact us” tab for other CWU contact details.

This announcement comes on the back of recent job losses at Preston, Warrington and Northampton  – and like those redundancies, while devastating for the affected individuals, the actual numbers announced are relatively low. But if you add up the numbers across the sites it begins to look a little more sinister. Just how many redundancies will there be in the run up to the demerger of Carphone and TalkTalk?

This current round of “drip drip” redundancies is in marked contrast to CPW’s approach last year when 450+ redundancies were dealt with on a company wide basis. The question is why is the company now handling these redundancies on a site by site basis?

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