OVO and SSE unveil 2,600 redundancies following merger. Lockdown measures will forever reshape parts of the energy business, OVO’s chief executive says. Energy supplier OVO announced deep job cuts and office closures on Tuesday morning, as lockdown pushes more customer service online and dramatically reduces the need for technicians in the field. The company, which acquired energy giant SSE in January for £500m, said it was accelerating a three-year restructuring plan in to a matter of months. The move is likely to stoke anger at the group, where staff who moved over from SSE were promised there would be no job losses. More than 2,600 jobs are now expected to be eliminated, while offices at Selkirk, Reading and Glasgow will be closed.
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