BT to slash 13% of global workforce

Telecoms giant is hoping to save GBP 500 million over the next three years
BT is slashing 13% of its workforce.
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BT is slashing 13% of its workforce.

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The UK telecom operator will slash 6,600 of its 106,000-strong workforce in one of the biggest job cuts in the telecoms sector in 10 years, according to the Financial Times.

BT scrapped 30,000 jobs in 2008 and 2009 due to issues with international business and just last year they announced they would cut 4,000 roles after an accounting scandal that saw the company lose another GBP 500 million.

The redundancies are set to devastate the company’s 80,000 British workers as well as its international employees. BT spent GBP 12.5billion to buy EE in 2015, the UK’s then biggest mobile phone provider and the company’s chief executive Gavin Patterson spent GBP 897million buying up expensive football rights for to launch BT Sport in 2013.

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