[techwatch] Vodafone is planning to cut 375 jobs in the UK as part of efforts to save £1 billion.
The cuts will affect back office roles while 170 new customer-facing roles will be created.
The move, which is designed to improve and simplify services, has been criticised by unions as a ‘disgraceful’ way to treat employees.
Vodafone is trying to save costs after the recession caused demand to fall.
Jobs are also believed to be at risk in Germany and Italy, although this hasn’t been confirmed by the company.
Vodafone announces UK job cuts