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UPC Ireland to lay off up to 170 to cut costs

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Ireland is to lay off up 170 staff under a cost-cutting programme that will involve the outsourcing of certain business processes. 

UPC said the restructuring programme could potentially result in the redundancy of up to 170 roles. Where possible, redundancies will be achieved on a voluntary basis.

It is expected that the various steps associated with this plan will be substantially completed by the summer.

“We have announced a restructuring programme involving a certain number of our business operations. This follows an internal review of existing and future business requirements.

Making these decisions to change is difficult, but necessary. Our priority today is to meet with colleagues impacted by the programme and engage with them in the most supportive and transparent way possible.

“The changes taking place will impact a number of divisions across the company but primarily relate to activities in Customer Care, Sales and Field Operations. UPC will also  migrate additional activity from certain outsource partners and relocate this business to other third party suppliers withinthe Liberty Global group,” said CEO Magnus Ternsjö.

“These changes are necessary to ensure the company remains competitive on all fronts and remains an agile and sustainable business.”