Union dismay as Orange and T-Mobile owner axes 100 jobs

UNION leaders expressed dismay today at news of almost 100 job losses in mobile phone shops.

Prospect said highly-skilled sales staff will be out of work at an “extremely difficult” time in the high street because of the move by Everything Everywhere, the company formed by the merger of T-Mobile and Orange.

Union official Ben Bellamy said: “We are disappointed that voluntary redundancies were not considered. This will cause great uncertainty and worry for those members affected.

“We welcome the commitment from the employer to redeploy staff where possible and their encouragement for affected staff to move to non-retail roles, bringing their frontline skills into back-office roles.

“However, it may not be possible to do this for those working at remote locations who cannot get to an alternative office.”