Outrage as Vodafone jobs move to Newry
Workers at Vodafone call centres in the Republic of Ireland have voted in favour of strike action after the company decided to move 300 jobs to Teleperformance in Newry. The strike notice is being considered by the Communications Workers’ Union who had previously been in talks with Vodafone over the transfers.
The Communications Workers’ Union also want the change over date, which is currently set for the 8th of May, to be changed until talks have been concluded.
Vodafone, which had previously promised all workers would have the opportunity to transfer to Newry, is now admitting that this will not be possible and only some workers will be offered a transfer.
A statement from the union today read, “This decision impacts 26 Vodafone roles and 290 roles with the existing third party contractor, Rigney Dolphin. Vodafone acknowledge that many roles affected may relocate to Newry, where Teleperformance is headquartered. The company also recognises that some employees may not be in a position to relocate in these circumstances. The consultation process is ongoing in order to explore all concerns and provide a forum for agreement.”
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