Feeds

70 jobs ‘at risk’ at Telewest Business

Glum news

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Up to 70 jobs are under threat at Telewest's business division following a decision by the cableco to restructure the operation in a bid to cut costs.

As well as a management reshuffle, the company is also proposing to merge different parts of its operation in a bid to streamline its business.

Staff were told of the changes yesterday.

Although around 70 people have been warned that they could lose their jobs, Telewest Business said around 32 jobs will be lost at the end of the consultation period.

In a statement Telewest Business said: "As part of our wider strategy focusing on customer service and cost control, we are proposing to reorganise Telewest Business to create a more cohesive management structure.

"Unfortunately this has resulted in 70 positions being placed at risk, and in the reduction of head count by 32. We are entering into an open consultation period with all individuals affected and will try to redeploy staff into alternative roles across the company wherever possible."

This latest news will do little for morale at Telewest's centre in Peterborough, which is one of those locations hit by this news.

Last month workers at Telewest's Business Fault Centre were told that the cableco has decided to cut wages by around £1,100 a year.

Insiders angry at the decision said the pay cut would take a sizeable chunk out of people's salaries. ®

Related Story

Outrage as Telewest cuts wages

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Spies, avert eyes! Tim Berners-Lee demands a UK digital bill of rights
Lobbies tetchy MPs 'to end indiscriminate online surveillance'
How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?
Can you hear the difference? Can anyone?
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.