Motorola in talks with staff over 3,100 job losses

first_imgMotorola in talks with staff over 3,100 job lossesOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. A consultative forum of Motorola workers and management has met to discussthe 3,100 job losses at its factory in Scotland. The Motorola cuts, announced last week, follow Ericsson’s decision to axe 10,000posts worldwide as the downturn in the US economy continues to bite. A spokesman for Motorola, which is not unionised, said the company hasalready started the consultative process with its workers at its Bathgatefactory in East Lothian, Scotland. The company has offered legal training to the 15 elected representativesfrom the workforce on the consultative forum who met with management includingHR senior managers to look at ways of reducing the impact of redundancies onthe local economy. These include the organisation of outplacement packages and details ofseverance pay. Swedish firm Ericsson is in the middle of talks with the AmalgamatedElectrical and Engineering Union over plans to cut jobs. As Personnel Today went to press, a meeting between Ericsson’s managementand union officials took place to discuss the number of jobs in the UKaffected. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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