Sky Retail – the part of the firm that has stalls in shopping centres – has made huge changes to pay and bonuses – and removed all its store manager posts at a stroke. Those affected had pay cut, were refused redundancy, and not even allowed a formal grievance. Employment Tribunal cases have been lodged. Many staff believe this is preparation for closing down Sky Retail.
Now Comcast is in full ownership of Sky, the financial press forecasts changes as Comcast seek to get a return on their massive investment. Staff will need a union more than ever and continue to join CWU.