Virgin Media: Unions not consulted over proposed redundancies

Unite logo white out of redUnite and Siptu write to company reminding them of legal obligations

November 3rd:  Unite, which represents workers in Virgin Media, today (Sunday) said that unions were not consulted ahead of the company’s announcement of proposed redundancies.  Unite and Siptu have written to the company reminding them of their obligation to engage in a 30-day information and consultation period before issuing notices of redundancy in order to minimise job losses.

Commenting, Unite Regional Officer Brendan Byrne said:

“Unions were not consulted about the proposed collective redundancy of approximately 65 roles, and our members first learnt of the proposal when they received an email from the CEO.

“Unite and Siptu have written to the company reminding them that any attempt to impose redundancies without consulting the unions representing the workers would be a breach of their legal obligations.

“We look forward to receiving a response from the company and engaging in the legally required consultation process in order to minimise job losses in Virgin Media”, Mr Byrne said.

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