Vodafone staff meet with Minister for Enterprise over proposed Newry jobs
Union representatives for Vodafone call centre staff in Dundalk and Dublin have held a meeting with the Irish Minister for Enterprise in Dublin in the last few days to discuss their concerns over the proposed transfer of jobs to Newry.
The representatives met with Richard Bruton as they try to save the loss of potentially 300 jobs to Teleperformance in Newry. Vodafone are expected to appear in front of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Communications and Natural Resources over the transfer of jobs.
A spokesperson for staff at the Dundalk call centre has said the meeting was very productive, “We had a very productive two hour meeting with Minister Bruton last week,’ said Michael Muckian, Dundalk CWU. He listened to all the concerns that are there about Vodafone’s plans and was very sympathetic towards workers.”
The spokesperson continued by saying staff were concerned by the lack of information coming from Vodafone, “We welcome moves to have Vodafone come before the committee to explain the rationale behind this decision, and give assurances to staff. There has been little or no information coming from Vodafone, which is causing a lot of distress for workers. We have a number of staff due to go off on maternity leave and they are very worried about what is going to happen whey they are off.”
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