IMPACT seeks meeting of Eircom unions

1st November 2012

IMPACT today said it was seeking a meeting of Eircom unions to coordinate an agreed staff position prior to meetings with management over its plans to close 99 offices and shed 2,000 jobs over the next 18 months.

Union official Johnny Fox said  there was little detail  in the short email to staff yesterday, in which chief executive Herb Hribar said he was announcing the “results” of a business’ review. The email also said the company had to “modernise” work practices.

“Staff are shocked at the scale of the planned cuts, which come hard on the heels of a difficult ‘rescue plan’ agreed after the company went into administration. But the company will have to come up with far more information and we will be expecting full consultation with staff representatives in any change process,” he said.