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Up to 580 jobs to go at Talk Talk January 27, 2011

Posted by alancwu in News.

Yesterday, as expected, redundancies were announced across Talk Talk Group on the back of Project Crystal. The headline figure is 580 posts to go. Please do let us know if your area is affected and as we said in the post on January 4th we will be arranging meetings for members and their colleagues at sites across the UK – those are likely to be at the larger sites but we are happy to come out to sites we might otherwise miss if you let us know you’d like a meeting.

This is obviously devastating news for those affected, and even for those not directly affected the resulting insecurity will be difficult.

It is disappointing that a massively profitable company like Talk Talk has made this decision in the current economic climate.

Below are the feelings of one Talk Talk employee on hearing yesterday’s announcement:

They announced today that there will be 580 job losses, due to a restructure. They have started the consultation period, but as of yet no one really knows who is going. You will be either pooled, moved under a new director/leadership group or displaced. Many of the staff that have been told today, around 100 are in Stanford house, most of them have been with talk talk since day one. As I myself have, I have collegues who have been put through redundancy 4 times in 2 years. The company has no clue how to treat people. My department for example have just taken people on who are secconded from another department. They have been with us a week in their new roles to now be told they will be made redundant because they still come under the numers for another department. Luckily I seem to be safe, it begs the question however how a company can mis treat it’s employees so badly. Project crystal has come about via employees feedback, requested by the CEO to now shoot us in the foot with. We gave them to brain child of slimlining us. Once Stanford house is empty the long standing staff that have formed this large business will be out in the cold. So much for loyalty



1. Graham - January 27, 2011

No one can deny the company needs to change and restructure. Compulsory redundancies though are not conjusive to future good relations with the people left to make the company a continued success.
It needs to show good faith and look for volunteers first and offer excellent severence packages so people can leave, able to move on with some money to help them along.

2. irlam - January 31, 2011

We know that dido came up on friday to talk to staff. However we are now seeing managers bullying staff putting more fear into the officcme. Managers jumping on to confrence calls to make themselves known across the business. It is now starting to affect work plus more projects are getting cancelled.

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