Prospect has offered its support to Everything Everywhere employees after they discovered 1,200 jobs would be cut yesterday (30 September).
The joint venture between T-Mobile and Orange had announced that it would be slash 7.5% back office jobs to ‘remove duplication’.
A 90 day consultation process has begun with each department understood to be under review. Areas earmarked for cuts include finance, networks and IT and marketing.
Retail staff from store manager level upwards took a conference call yesterday (30 October), where they were informed of the changes. Restructuring of territorial (regional) manager and area managers in retail is also understood to be taking place.
Everything Everywhere does not recongnise unions. However, employee councils have been set up to deal with the redundancies - Employee Council for T-Mobile staff and Econ fro Orange.
In a statement, Prospect said: ’This will be an uncertain time for members across Everything Everywhere. Prospect anticipated cuts due to the merger and we will support members throughout the consultation process to ensure they are dealt with fairly. In the current economic climate we would expect the company to look at all options to minimise job cuts, such as realistic redeployment and retraining opportunities.
‘As Everything Everywhere continues to assess business strategy and resource we are obviously concerned about impact on employees now and in the future. Members with concerns should contact the Prospect Helpdesk on 020 8971 6060.’