EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
52.21 - Service activities incidental to land transportation

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-02-2015
Planned Job Reductions min: 250
Planned Job Reductions max: 300
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Planned Job Creation: 50

Additional Information

Roadside assistance company, AA, has unveiled plans to cut 300 jobs. The reductions follow a stretgic review of the company which began in 2014. It is not reported when the job losses will take effect, but it is understood that the majority of the affected jobs will be at the headquarters in Hampshire. At the same time as cutting jobs at the headquarters the company will also create 50 frontline roadside assistance positions. The company has been subject to various takeovers and buyouts over recent years, since it was sold into private hands in 1999; it had previously been owned by the membership.