11 January 2012
350 TV Licensing workers in danger of redundancy
Some 350 professionals working for the TV Licensing agency could be in danger of redundancy in the near future, it has emerged.
Capita - which has become the UK's largest business process outsourcing firm since forming in 1997 - has revealed these positions are at risk following its decision to relocate parts of its operation in Bristol to other areas of the country.
A spokesman for the organisation told the Press Association that a "revised delivery model" is needed if it is to meet the demands of the TV Licensing contract in the future and insisted this decision had been made following a "comprehensive review".
"We will now commence a formal consultation period with employees and their nominated trade union representatives to ensure that all possible options are explored," he added.
Meanwhile, Andy Furey of the Communication Workers Union said this "callous" act represents "devastating" news for the Bristol area.
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Posted by Francesca Witney