Unite the Union

Unite the Union

February 26, 2008 09:06 ET

Unite Reaction to Siemens Announcement to Cut Jobs

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2008) -

Attention: News, IT & Engineering & Industrial correspondents

Unite National Secretary, Peter Skyte, said:

"Siemens has just had the most successful year in the company's history both UK and worldwide, with soaring sales, profits, new orders and cash flow.

"We know that Siemens is seeking a buyer for its Enterprise Communications business by the end of May 2008, and would appear to be axing a third of its Enterprise Communications Division in advance of this.

"The highly skilled Siemens Enterprise Communications workforce in the UK should not be used as poker chips to secure a higher sale price. Unite will challenge any potential redundancies affecting the UK operations in Beeston (Nottingham) connected to this sale."

Contact Information

  • Peter Skyte
    07768 931 302
    Unite Press Office
    Ashraf Choudhury
    020 7420 8914 or 07980 224761