02 and Vodafone on defensive over pay and redundancies
Both 02 and Vodafone have defended themselves against a harsh attack from trade unions over treatment of staff in relation to both pay and redundancies.
The CWU which if you didn’t know is the Communication Workers Union which represents staff not at management levels have branded 02 as hostile in its pay negotiation as it has rejected a second pay increase of just 2%.
In relation to Vodafone unions have stated that the company has ugly tactics to axe some 375 staff earlier this month, the CWU has said that staff in Stoke and Warrington offices have been encouraged to skip the redundancy packages and opt for pay offs so far there has been no union involvement.
The CWU commented that Vodafone’s actions are disgusting. The company haven’t looked at ways to put staff into alternative roles or offered a voluntary approach. Vodafone have responded by saying that individual consultations were part of the compromise agreements, people have been paid for the consultation period rather than extending the period of uncertainty. Source – mobilenewscwp.co.uk