9/19/2013 12:08:55 PM
EE in talks about 140 potential job cuts
EE has put 140 back office jobs under threat after launching a consultation with staff.
The support and administration roles are largely based in the north east of England, with Darlington, North Shields and North Tyneside likely to be coming off worst. Call centre staff in Plymouth and Greenock may also be laid off. EE is Darlington’s largest private employer but the 100 customer service and sales roles created last month by the operator in the north east will be safe. A further 200 roles were created in the Welsh town of Merthyr Tydfil.
A company spokesman told Mobile the cuts were not financially motivated, but were made to put more resources into customer-facing staff. He said: ‘We regularly review our business to ensure we are providing our customers with the best possible service. Following the latest review we are changing the structure of some of our back office support functions, subject to consultation. Customer-facing teams will in fact see staff numbers increase over the coming weeks. We appreciate this will be difficult time for the back office staff affected and will support them through this period in any way we can.’
Author: Matthew Campelli