Jersey Water has today announced that it is commencing a consultation process
with staff and union representatives about possible changes to the way in which
it undertakes main laying and service connection work. The changes, if
implemented, would result in improved operational efficiency for the Company.
The proposed changes will place 20 jobs at risk and the Company is therefore
entering into a period of consultation with the staff and their union
representatives to consider the proposals. Affected staff would be given financial
compensation as well as assistance in finding alternative employment.
Jersey Water, whilst financially secure, like all commercial organisations, faces
persistent cost pressures, and has a duty to continually review its operations and
find ways to operate more efficiently to keep prices for customers at a reasonable
level whilst maintaining acceptable returns for shareholders.
Both management and staff will be assisted and advised by the Jersey Advisory
& Conciliation Service (JACS) and where appropriate Unite (the employee’s
trade union) as part of a fair and proper process.
For further information, please contact:
Managing Director & Engineer