EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

British Telecom Germany

British Telecom Germany

Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Information / communication
61 - Telecommunications
Number Employed: 850
Group: British Telecommunications

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-10-2017
Planned Job Reductions min: 130
Planned Job Reductions max: 130
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 23-10-2017
Other Job Reduction Measures: 130

Additional Information

As announced on 23 October 2017, the British telecommunications provider British Telecom – Germany (BT - Germany), plans to cut one in every seven jobs in Germany, which amounts to approximately 130 of a total of 850 jobs. Two thirds of affected jobs will be relocated to Hungary – the rest will cease to exist. This process is necessary to save €10 million annually and to absorb the balance scandal of its parent company BT Group in Italy in January 2017.

The time frame for the job reductions have not yet been announced, nor the location(s) in which the job cuts are most likely to be concentrated. BT Germany's largest offices are settled in Munich and Eschborn near Frankruft, each with approximately 300 employees. Negotiations with the works council have started.