News : Newport to Lose 100 BT Jobs to Cardiff
Newport, Wales, Feb 25, 2015 -- Newport is to losing 100 BT jobs to Cardiff as part of a restructuring of its South Wales operations.
All 80 permanent staff currently based at the BT call centre in Newport have been offered new posts which will be based at Stadium House, Cardiff.
Some 20 contract workers based at the BT call centre on Factory Road will be able to apply for posts at Stadium House.
A spokesman for BT said: "Due to an internal restructure all permanent BT call centre staff in the Newport ATE building have been offered new positions and roles in Cardiff. These positions will be at a higher grade and on improved professional terms."
He added: "We are committed to ensuring all our permanent staff in Newport remain in gainful employment with BT and have set out a plan to ensure that these changes cause minimal disruption both personally and professionally to our employees."
"There are no plans to close the Newport ATE building and 110 BT staff will remain based in the building."
Allt-yr-yn councillor David Fouweather commenting on the changes said it was "disappointing" if jobs move from the area to Cardiff.
"BT has quite a significant building a Factory Road and I am surprised that the new operation cannot be placed in that building. Why do they need to move to Cardiff?
"I would much prefer it if jobs came from Cardiff to Newport."
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Published: Friday, February 27, 2015