WATERFORD TO CLOSE = 575 LOSE THEIR JOBS September 7, 2011Posted by eddiefitz in News.
FIVE-HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE colleagues in Ireland have been informed today they are on 30 days notice. WATERFORD, a town already hit with the closure of other employers in recent times.
The statement ended,
“Whilst this is disappointing news for those members of our TalkTalk team employed at Waterford …”
Disappointing news? The understatement of the year, given that the TTG has already announced 580 earlier this year. With today’s announcement a total over 1150 job losses this year. This after PROJECT CRYSTAL was thought to be completed.
The question is Why?
For those at the coal-face, talking to customers every day the complaints are still being heard. True, statistically they may be dropping but to loose another
FIVE-HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE when are so many things that need doing, putting right, improving, re-building, creating and all to make the TTG the very best in the utilities industry beggars belief.
“Some 575 workers at a major employer in the south-east are facing the dole in 30 days after telecoms giant TalkTalk dramatically announced it was shutting its call centre.
The company is pulling the plug on the Waterford operation after a huge fall in customer service phone business and amid plans to outsource. It takes redundancies in the city to more than 2,000 in the last three years, creating the worst unemployment blackspot in the country.”
TO OUR COLLEAGUES IN WATERFORD
If you are a union member CONTACT YOUR UNION or BRANCH and seek advice. If you are not, seek advice and learn about your rights.
A question TO THE REST – Who’s next?