EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Welsh Water

Welsh Water

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Wales


Sector: Utilities
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
36 - Water collection, treatment and supply
Group: Glas Cymru

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 09-02-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 300
Planned Job Reductions max: 300
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 09-02-2010
Foreseen End Date: 09-02-2015
Other Job Reduction Measures: 300

Additional Information

Welsh Water has announced a phased reduction of 300 jobs over the next 5 years as the company attempts to reduce operating costs by 20%. It has stated it will work with trade unions to achieve the losses through a combination of retirements, natural staff turnover and voluntary severance. The company, owned by not-for profit Glas Cymru, says it will require less staff through utilising the latest technology, investing in 'green energy' and streamlining job roles.  No numbers were given regarding the company's current employees.