MG Rover staff resign over e-mail and net crackdown

Staff
at MG Rover have quit and others are being disciplined, following a crackdown
on internet misuse.

In
a statement, the company said an inquiry into a "serious breach of the
company’s internet and e-mail usage policy" had seen three members of
non-management staff resign. Another two non-management staff are currently
within the disciplinary procedure.

However,
the Birmingham Evening Mail claims at least seven senior staff at MG Rover’s
Longbridge plant have been sacked and a further 20 suspended.

One
car worker told the paper: "These are not all your average employees but
some very senior staff – some of those dismissed were just one level off the
board room."

The
company has refused to comment on the matter.

The
Evening Mail’s sister publication – the Sunday Mercury – claimed this week that
MG Rover is set to shed 100 jobs.

The
paper said a round of voluntary redundancies was launched earlier this month.

By Quentin Reade

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