OVO urged to review job cut plans

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The trade union UNISON has called on energy company OVO to suspend its plans for job cuts and seek alternative measures to address its challenges.

Following an internal announcement on Tuesday indicating a potential 250 job losses, UNISON’s head of business, Donna Rowe-Merriman, expressed concern over the lack of explanation provided by OVO for the necessity of further redundancies.

Donna Rowe-Merriman said: “This is another cruel blow and staff are understandably worried about the future.

“OVO has completely failed to explain why more redundancies are even necessary. There may be many other ways to secure the future of the firm.

“Job cuts and restructuring have been coming thick and fast at the company, which suggests that things haven’t been run very well.

“Endless cuts are also bad news for customers. These job losses will take a massive toll on OVO’s ability to provide key services and give the public the human touch they expect and deserve.

“UNISON will be writing to the power regulator Ofgem to raise concerns about the company’s ability to comply with its duties.”

An OVO Spokesperson told Energy Live News: “We’re offering opportunities to be redeployed into other roles within our business. We will be consulting fully on these proposals.”

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