Happy Demerger! March 29, 2010Posted by alancwu in News.
Today Talk Talk and Carphone become two separate PLCs – good luck to you all in the companies you have been intrumental in building into extremely profitable concerns. And good luck to those colleagues who will shortly be leaving Talk Talk and Carphone as part of the round of redundancies that have led up to the demerger.
The following is a statement from one of our Talk Talk site reps on behalf of CWU members:
“The CWU will not “demerge” our members in Carphone and Talk Talk; we believe that the supportive networks that members have created across the companies are too important – we will continue to communicate across the company boundaries and build on the work that we have done in supporting and representing our colleagues – we believe that we can continue to learn from each other and the wider our community, the more inclusive our networks, the better.
Talk Talk, as Dido Harding – the new CEO – acknowledges in her demerger address, is a successful company thanks to the hard work and committment of its staff – and we should share in the fruits of that success as well as the shareholders.
We would like to ask Dido – on behalf of CWU members and their colleagues – will the £40-50 million of savings she states have been promised to shareholders in the Tiscali integration involve job losses? And, if so, will the process be handled with more sensitivity than the recent job losses in Warrington, Preston, Northampton, Portsmouth and Wednesbury?
We welcome the joint statement from Charles and Dido that communication is essential in making both companies a success, and her committment to improving those communications. We ask that these communications be open and meaningful.
Working together – management and employees – we will continue to make both companies a huge success.
With regards to Charles and Dido,
from the members of the CWU working for both of you to make both companies a success.”