to 600 workers face redundancy under plans by energy giant Powergen to merge
its East Midlands and Midlands Electricity companies.
jobs will be lost across the Midlands at the enlarged new-look electricity firm
– named Central Networks.
affected include Birmingham, Hereford, Telford, Northampton, Ludlow, Evesham,
and Walsall. Powergen hopes most redundancies will be voluntary.
small corporate office at Whittington will also be closed and activities
transferred to Powergen’s head office in Coventry.
company expects the formal consultation period with employees and unions to
last up to 90 days.