Orange is closing a Bristol call centre at a risk 300 jobs,
as it looks to consolidate.
300 members of staff have been offered relocation packages to
move to Plymouth or Darlington. Those who are not willing to move
will be offered redundancy packages.
Staff were told by union representatives from the Commercial
Workers Union this morning (13 January).
Orange started a review of its operations in Bristol last
October. It employs 2,500 people in city where it has its
An Orange spokesperson said: 'As
part of our strategy to improve, grow and evolve the company, we are continually
looking at ways to ensure we are operating in the most efficient way. As such,
we have been reviewing our building strategy and are proposing not to renew the
lease for “Keypoint”, one building on our seven-offices campus in Bristol.
affected staff will be relocated to other Orange buildings in Bristol, relevant
to the division of the business they work for. However, with no other Service
operation in Bristol, staff from that division will be offered an opportunity to
apply for work and a relocation package in our other Service centres across the
UK. For those Service employees who do not wish to seek roles elsewhere in the
business, redundancy packages will be available and employees will receive full
support in finding alternative work.
today our collective consultation will begin to discuss this in more detail with
all affected staff. There
are no other Orange employees affected by this