Vodafone's lack of consultation with staff on its plans to
slash 375 jobs today is disgraceful, said telecoms union
The union only learnt of the cuts from Mobile, which broke the
story yesterday (8 March). It is now demanding Vodafone meet with union
In a statement, Prospect voiced serious concerns about the size of
the cuts and the 'complete lack of consultation'. It is also
concerned at reports from members that Vodafone is asking
redundant employees to leave the business immediately.
Steve Thomas, Prospect national officer said: 'This is a
disgraceful way to treat employees, particularly some very long
serving and loyal members of staff who have been with Vodafone
from the early days and have made the company a success.'
He added: 'We are also extremely disappointed to have learned
about these cuts from the media and not from the company. We will
be representing members throughout this process and we are
advising all Prospect members to contact the union urgently
before accepting the terms of any proposed individual agreement.'
Prospect is asking its members at Vodafone to call its Helpdesk
on 020 8971 6060 for advice before accepting any redundancy
A Vodafone spokeswoman said: 'Individual
consultations are taking place in every case. This reduces uncertainty
for the individual and also speeds up the process for them. They will
receive payment for the period which would have been used for consultation.'