No ‘cliff edge’ for Openreach jobs

Unprecedented recruitment in recent years associated with Openreach’s turbo-charged rollout of high speed broadband won’t turn into an equally unprecedented redundancy nightmare as fibre build nears competition in the latter part of the decade, the company’s CEO has pledged.

Speaking at a CWU briefing sessions for Openreach reps in central London last week, Clive Selley directly addressed union fears that the company’s direct labour recruitment spree could go sharply into reverse as the ‘once in a generation’ drive to build the 21st Century network nears completion in just five or so years time.

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