Union officials believe that Eircom, which opened a new redundancy scheme for workers two weeks ago, will not get the numbers it needs to achieve a significant cut in staff.
The new scheme, which offers five weeks' pay per year of service, inclusive of statutory entitlements, is a reduction on a scheme last year that offered six weeks.
The cap has also dropped from 130 weeks to 125 weeks. Applications for the scheme opened on...
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