Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Compulsory redundancies are made at Jersey Telecom

[bbc] Job losses have been finalised by Jersey Telecom (JT) with the loss of 104 positions - including 17 compulsory redundancies, the company has said.

In November, the States-owned firm said 80 jobs, in addition to 35 previously announced voluntary redundancies, would be lost in a bid to save £7m in 2010.

JT has confirmed jobs will go by April, including the compulsory redundancies and 87 voluntary departures.

A JT spokesman said it consulted union GMB to give staff support.

Jersey Telecom employs more than 400 staff in the island.

Tim Langlois, of GMB, told BBC Jersey he wondered whether JT was prepared for the introduction of competition into the island in recent years and that this could have been a contributing factor.

He added: "GMB would like to point out that many of our members have acted honourably during this process and have taken the decision to leave on voluntary redundancy so that some of their colleagues could remain in post."

Compulsory redundancies are made at Jersey Telecom

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