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AA cuts 150 jobs at call centre
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The AA announced the loss of 1,300 jobs last October
One hundred and fifty staff at an AA call centre are to lose their jobs as part of cost effective measures.

Workers at the site in Maidstone, Kent, have been told by the motoring organisation everything will be done to offer them alternative employment.

The call centre is being closed down, with its work being transferred to the AA's remaining centre in Birmingham.

The AA announced 1,300 job cuts last October after it was sold to venture capitalists CVC Partners and Premira.

The GMB union said the AA was also planning further cuts this year, with 400 jobs set to be axed across the country, mainly affecting breakdown patrols.

It also said it was expecting the call centre service to be outsourced to India in due course.




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