Vreemd dat hier gesteld wordt dat alle ontslagen bij AT&T zouden vallen, zie hieronder een aantal on-line papers:
AT&T AND INDUSTRY NEWS *** SUCCESS OF SBC-AT&T DEAL RELIES ON COST-CUTTING – [The Wall Street Journal, online.] SBC executives said their plan to successfully combine with AT&T relies heavily on a cost-cutting drive that will eliminate 13,000 jobs and save at least $2 billion a year by 2008. Officials of [SBC] expect the acquisition of AT&T to practically pay for itself with about $15 billion in cost savings from the deal. SBC officials said most of the cuts would come from SBC itself and would stem from eliminating overlapping offices and workers -- and from adopting some of AT&T's more-efficient technology. SBC and AT&T, which now employ about 210,000 people, expect to have a combined work force of 198,000 by the end of 2005 as they pursue already-existing plans to cut jobs. They expect the deal to close in early 2006 and then plan to trim the additional 13,000 jobs. \[Star-Ledger, online.] [Executives from SBC and AT&T] did not specify how many of the reductions would come from SBC or how many would affect AT&T's workforce. In at least some areas, such as support for business customers, SBC executives said AT&T has more efficient operations. \[CBS.Marketwatch.com, online] SBC executives say that about 12,000 workers leave the company voluntarily each year -- mostly by retiring or finding other jobs -- and that a lot of those empty positions would be eliminated. The planned job cuts are almost certain to result in some layoffs, but the companies won’t offer specifics until the merger is closer to approval. Federal regulators could take up to a year or more to decide. Still, the two unions that represent telecommunications workers both issued statements in support of the merger. They say the combined company will cut fewer workers than if AT&T and SBC had remained separate.
Lijkt mij dat er nog niet gesteld wordt wie waar ontslagen wordt. Alleen dat er 13.000 uit moeten.