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Three Sheds 160 Staff

Mobile operator Three is to shed 160 staff as part of its business restructuring, following the firm's €780m acquisition of O2 recently.

The superfluous roles are in Three's Dublin headquarters and across its retail business, which Three says is down to “role duplication” after the O2 deal went through.

A number of fixed-term contracts across the business will also not be extended upon expiry, the firm says.

However, Three is expecting to create 90 permanent customer care roles over the next 12 months at its customer care centre in Limerick, bringing to 440 the number of people employed there.

Robert Finnegan, CEO of Three Ireland, says that the staffing changes are designed to redirect resources to enhance service and improve network efficiency.

“We had signalled that integrating two businesses would inevitably result in some duplication of roles, and whereas we can't side-step that challenge, we can and will ensure that departing staff are treated fairly and generously.” (September 2014)

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