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Tuesday, 11 December, 2001, 19:19 GMT
Consignia to cut up to 30,000 jobs
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Consignia, better known as the UK Post Office, has said up to 30,000 jobs are to go over the next 18 months.

The company has said in the past that jobs will have to be cut as part of a 1.2bn cost cutting package, but this is the first time an indication of the number of jobs affected has been given.

The figure was given by Consignia's chief executive John Roberts as he spoke to the House of Commons Trade and Industry Select Committee.

Mr Roberts said he hoped most of the cuts would be made through a combination of natural wastage, voluntary redundancies and outsourcing of non-core tasks.

More soon.

See also:

26 Nov 01 | Business
UK post operator loses 1.5m a day
03 Oct 01 | Business
Consignia cuts 1bn to stem 'crisis'
13 Jul 01 | Business
Consignia to axe 2,100 jobs
26 Jun 01 | Business
Post office jobs warning
31 May 01 | Business
Consignia considers outsourcing deal
09 Jan 01 | Business
UK Post Office name change
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