Newly merged Sunrise and UPC says there will be job cuts, despite great growth potential.
The company says a new organisational structure is currently being developed, a process that is expected to continue through to April, when the size of the new workforce will be determined.
Sunrise UPC is anticipating the headcount will be reduced by “significantly less” than 30%.
A consultation process is underway and a social plan together with the Syndicom trade union and both employee representations.
André Krause, CEO of Sunrise UPC said: “I am glad that we have been able to work out an extremely solid social plan for Sunrise UPC thanks to the good and constructive co-operation with the syndicom trade union and both employee representations. This ensures that the employees concerned are not just financially supported.”
Sunrise UPC will provide a fund of CHF 2.5 million for individual measures to bridge any gaps, such as training measures or individual hardship cases.
Wage structures will also be harmonised and a ‘FlexWork’ model introduced, allowing employees to decide for themselves how and where they will work with their colleagues in the future. Sunrise UPC will provide employees with the necessary equipment and software solutions.