Eircom ‘hides’ staff numbers

The Communications Workers' Union (CWU) – which owns 28 per cent of Eircom – has accused the phone giant of being obsessed with keeping its headcount artificially low by “hiding" hundreds of staff recruited from employment agencies, which do not show

21st May, 2005

The Communications Workers' Union (CWU) – which owns 28 per cent of Eircom – has accused the phone giant of being obsessed with keeping its headcount artificially low by “hiding" hundreds of staff recruited from employment agencies, which do not show up on the company's official payroll.

The move by the union is unprecedented. Until now it has avoided attacking the company's employment policies as many of its members also own a slice of the...

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