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Eurostar Job Losses Announced - Information for members

11 October 2016

The TSSA met with the company at an extraordinary Company Council meeting last week in order to understand the current situation with the severe reduction in passenger numbers and revenue over 2016.

 Please download a copy of our newsletter and share with colleagues  VR and Redundancies 2016 October Newsletter

Announcement to Company Council

After significantly reducing costs in other areas the company has announced an 8% reduction in train services. As a result of running fewer services the company have notified of their intention to make a reduction of 80 posts in the following areas by the end of the year:

· Time House

· Temple Mills

· Eurostar Contact Centre

· On Board Services

· Stations

Voluntary Severance

In order to avoid compulsory redundancies the TSSA have agreed to a period of expressions for Voluntary Severance in all the affected areas (with the exception of Times House where specific individual roles will be identified). This will be open from 10th until 21st October and it should be noted that expressions are not a guarantee that VS will be granted.

Currently we are awaiting further detailed information on the roles potentially at risk in Time House and a full set of proposals from the company in order to commence consultation at Company Council going forward. News updates will be posted here:

Supporting our members

TSSA members with any queries should contact their relevant representative or contact the TSSA helpdesk on 0800 328 2673.

Your TSSA Representatives:

Sonja Van Wingerden - Company Council (OBS)

Colin Charman  - Times House and Grades D-F (TMI)

Natalie Hutton  - Eurostar Contact centre (ECC)

TSSA’s approach to consultation

The more members we have, the more powerful our voice is in setting the tone of negotiations through the forthcoming consultations.

We aim to ensure that the impact on people is reduced as much as possible. We will where appropriate seek that opportunities to retrain and support people within the business as well as explore sabbatical and redeployment opportunities as much as possible to minimise any impact.

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