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500 E.ON workers offered redundancy

Friday September 23rd 2011

About 500 workers are to lose their job with the E.ON energy company.

After selling its distribution division this year, the firm says it will make the staff redundant from its UK supply functions, blaming the "changed nature of the business".

Most of the workers, who will be offered voluntary redundancy terms, are either based in E.ON's Coventry head office or in sites near Nottingham.

But the firm said it is unable to say exactly how many workers will be leaving each site because of the voluntary nature of the planned redundancies.

E.ON boss Paul Golby said: "We had to undertake a deep and rigorous review of how much money we spend in order to ensure we keep costs as low as possible for our customers, become a more agile organisation and build a sustainable business in the UK.

"While I'm very aware that this will be a difficult time for our colleagues, it is our aim to keep uncertainty to a minimum and to achieve these redundancies by voluntary means."

Copyright © Press Association 2011

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