Economic crisis being used as 'cover' to cut jobs

February 2009
Utility Week;2/6/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p41
Trade Publication
The article reports on the concern raised by Steve Bloomfield, head of utilities at Unison, that British Office of Water Services' (Ofwat) 2009 price review will lead to job cuts across the water industry. Thames Water cut 300 jobs and Southern Water said it was going to freeze pay. Unison contend that to some extent the companies are being opportunistic in using the current economic climate to justify the cuts.


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