Prospect working tirelessly to make sure Virgin Media O2 workers rights protected

25 July 2023

As a leading union for workers in tech and telecoms, Prospect have responded to media reports that Virgin Media are planning to cut 2,000 jobs.

The group which was formed by the merger of Virgin Media and O2 two years ago, provides broadband, TV and mobile services to both consumers and business.

John Ferrett, Prospect National Secretary said:

“Prospect has been actively engaged in consultation with VMO2 regarding the redundancy process.

“We understand that news like this can bring about feelings of anxiety and uncertainty among staff, and Prospect is tirelessly working to ensure  their rights are safeguarded and to mitigate the impact of these changes.

“However, there is still work to be done, and both Prospect and CWU are working constructively with VMO2 and challenging them when necessary to get the best outcome for members and all workers. Prospect wants to reassure members that the announcement made yesterday of 2,000 redundancies is inclusive of changes made this year within operations, network expansion, and support functions.

“This is not in addition to the changes that were announced earlier this year by the company.“

Information Technology & Telecoms

Prospect represents more than 16,000 people working in Information Technology and Telecoms – one of the UK’s fastest moving industries.