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In May MTS said it was cutting the number of Toronto-based employees of its Allstream division by 500 or 25 per cent over the next year and a half. Today it announced it is reducing MTS’s Manitoba workforce as well.
The company said it is embarking on a "voluntary workforce reduction program" that will impact both its unionized and non-unionized staff.
The Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba (TEAM) has about 1,200 members in Manitoba.
The company has about 5,000 employees in total.
In a release the company said the total number of reductions will be determined by employee uptake as well as organizational needs. The majority of the positions will be back office support functions, and not front-line customer relations.
"We want MTS to be customer first in everything we do," company CEO, Jay Forbes, said in a prepared statement. "To achieve this we are transforming to give customers greater value and enhanced service levels.
"A voluntary workforce reduction program is something that some of our long serving employees have been interested in. It will unlock funding earlier to allow us to invest in the processes, systems and tools necessary to make the customer first at MTS."
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