Plans to axe dozens more jobs at Thames Water are shortsighted and will worsen services for customers, warns UNISON.
Thames Water has announced that a further 126 jobs are at risk, less than a fortnight after the company announced plans to remove 300 roles.
UNISON deputy head of environment Gavin Edwards said: “Water industry staff provide an essential service. Any job cuts will put extra pressure on those who remain to maintain a vital resource.
“But the reality is that customers could well see their services deteriorate.
“Thames Water hasn’t made the case for a single job cut. Announcing another unnecessary reduction in the run-up to Christmas shows the company has little concern for its workforce.
“The water industry would be better off back in public ownership.”
Notes to editors:
– Earlier this month, Thames Water announced it was looking to axe 300 jobs. More on that here.
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.
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