Fears for 88 Bradford jobs as Virgin Media starts consultation

Fears for 88 Bradford jobs as Virgin Media starts consultation

Fears for 88 Bradford jobs as Virgin Media starts consultation

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TALKS have begun about changes which could see around 88 Bradford job cuts at a leading telecommunications and broadband operator.

Staff at Virgin Media, which employs more than 400 people in the city, have been told about proposed operational changes and the company has started a 45-day consultation.

Those affected work at the company's offices at Broad Lane, Dudley Hill, providing back-office support in areas such as balance sheet reporting and employee services.

Virgin Media said that the bulk of any staff reductions would hopefully be achieved through voluntary redundancies and not replacing leavers.

If the proposed restructure goes ahead, some new jobs would be created for data integrity analysts, finance managers and others. Virgin said the exact numbers were still to be finalised.

A Virgin Media spokesman said: “We are talking with our staff about some proposed changes to the way we work, including the potential outsourcing of some back-office roles in Bradford.

"We are also creating new jobs in the city and, if the proposals go ahead, we will do everything we can to help anyone affected find a new role, either within Virgin Media or elsewhere.”

The consultations would also include discussions about relocation opportunities or redeployment within the group.

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6:10pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Grumpygirl says...

In the rest of the UK the economy is growing and joblessness is shrinking. What is wrong with Bradford? It's time City Hall proposed some proper socialist policies to combat unemployment, capitalism clearly isn't working in this city.
In the rest of the UK the economy is growing and joblessness is shrinking. What is wrong with Bradford? It's time City Hall proposed some proper socialist policies to combat unemployment, capitalism clearly isn't working in this city. Grumpygirl
  • Score: 12

6:19pm Wed 11 Jun 14

linebacker2 says...

Grumpygirl wrote:
In the rest of the UK the economy is growing and joblessness is shrinking. What is wrong with Bradford? It's time City Hall proposed some proper socialist policies to combat unemployment, capitalism clearly isn't working in this city.
Your Labour mates wrecked the National economy twice in a generation, they can put their socialist policies where the sun don't shine.
[quote][p][bold]Grumpygirl[/bold] wrote: In the rest of the UK the economy is growing and joblessness is shrinking. What is wrong with Bradford? It's time City Hall proposed some proper socialist policies to combat unemployment, capitalism clearly isn't working in this city.[/p][/quote]Your Labour mates wrecked the National economy twice in a generation, they can put their socialist policies where the sun don't shine. linebacker2
  • Score: 1

6:30pm Wed 11 Jun 14

999 number of the beast says...

Grumpygirl wrote:
In the rest of the UK the economy is growing and joblessness is shrinking. What is wrong with Bradford? It's time City Hall proposed some proper socialist policies to combat unemployment, capitalism clearly isn't working in this city.
Stuck in a time warp. Its time socialism when the same way as communism.
[quote][p][bold]Grumpygirl[/bold] wrote: In the rest of the UK the economy is growing and joblessness is shrinking. What is wrong with Bradford? It's time City Hall proposed some proper socialist policies to combat unemployment, capitalism clearly isn't working in this city.[/p][/quote]Stuck in a time warp. Its time socialism when the same way as communism. 999 number of the beast
  • Score: -8

6:41pm Wed 11 Jun 14

FinlandStation says...

999 number of the beast wrote:
Grumpygirl wrote:
In the rest of the UK the economy is growing and joblessness is shrinking. What is wrong with Bradford? It's time City Hall proposed some proper socialist policies to combat unemployment, capitalism clearly isn't working in this city.
Stuck in a time warp. Its time socialism when the same way as communism.
Don't worry, the last time anybody spotted a socialist in the Bradford Labour party was in 1945. Since then they've all been crypto-capitalists distinguished only by their opportunism and incompetence.
[quote][p][bold]999 number of the beast[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grumpygirl[/bold] wrote: In the rest of the UK the economy is growing and joblessness is shrinking. What is wrong with Bradford? It's time City Hall proposed some proper socialist policies to combat unemployment, capitalism clearly isn't working in this city.[/p][/quote]Stuck in a time warp. Its time socialism when the same way as communism.[/p][/quote]Don't worry, the last time anybody spotted a socialist in the Bradford Labour party was in 1945. Since then they've all been crypto-capitalists distinguished only by their opportunism and incompetence. FinlandStation
  • Score: 13

9:55pm Wed 11 Jun 14

thatsnotmyname says...

The problem isn't Bradford council its Bradford people.
The problem isn't Bradford council its Bradford people. thatsnotmyname
  • Score: 1

8:27am Thu 12 Jun 14

northern pig says...

Outsourcing to where?The people of Bradford can vote with their feet.It is no big deal changing Phone/internet providers.
Outsourcing to where?The people of Bradford can vote with their feet.It is no big deal changing Phone/internet providers. northern pig
  • Score: 3

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