20% of workforce to go in Ziggo-UPC merger

17 Oct 2014

The recently announced merger of Dutch cablecos UPC Netherlands and Ziggo will result in around 900 workers losing jobs, the NL Times reports. The companies currently employ a combined total of around 4,500 and sources report about 20% will become redundant, with service centre temp-workers looking most likely to be laid-off, while engineering jobs should remain secure.

Ziggo shareholders have until 4 November to accept UPC parent Liberty Global’s offer and submit shares in order for the merger to go ahead.

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