Vodafone slammed for lack of consultation on 375 jobs

Vodafone slammed for lack of consultation on 375 jobs

Vodafone's lack of consultation with staff on its plans to slash 375 jobs today is disgraceful, said telecoms union Prospect.

The union only learnt of the cuts from Mobile, which broke the story yesterday (8 March). It is now demanding Vodafone meet with union officials.

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 deal.

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.'

Written by Mobile Today
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