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24 July 2009

A further meeting is due next week to discuss Virgin Media's plans to reorganise its field force.

Plans for a single resource team working across the Network, Business, Core and Headend regional field functions have put almost 40 jobs at risk of redundancy.

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Whilst 30 jobs are to be created under the new structure, the single field team working across all parts of the customer business would be made up of 612 people, 39 fewer than currently.

BECTU representatives, who include Karl Preira, Kerie Sampson and Mike Adams at local level and national official Mick Corfield, have been involved in talks since the 90 day consultation period started on 4 June.

Representing the needs of staff 

During the consultation process representatives are using their knowledge of the business to question management about the feasibility of the new plans in a bid to ensure that the new structure does not impose unreasonable pressures on staff.

Of equal importance, are the union's efforts to reduce the number of job losses and to avoid compulsory redundancies where possible.