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Virgin Media (NSDQ: VMED) is to cut about 2,200 jobs in the UK by 2012 – that’s 15 percent of its workforce – in a drive to save £120 milli…

Virgin Media (NSDQ: VMED) is to cut about 2,200 jobs in the UK by 2012 – that’s 15 percent of its workforce – in a drive to save £120 million. In a statement, the company said most of the jobs will go between Q409 and the end of 2010. Virgin said it’s just the latest part of a restructuring plan started earlier this year – previous reports had put the number at 1,000 (a figure the company would not confirm) but the reality of it is clearly much worse.

CEO Neil Berkett, speaking at Virgin’s investor meeting in New York, said the cuts are not about the worsening economy and falling consumer spending but about

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  1. Cutting jobs bad, cutting Phorm good.

  2. Had Virgin Media responded better to my requests about Phorm thye wouldn't have lost my custom plus many others. It was the last straw after weekly calls to India for useless help and speed dropping to 512k in evening due to UBRs needing updating. Then VM constantly putting date back for this update I gave up and got a BT line. Moved to another ISP but not BT.

    Shame it took you so long to make your minds up.

  3. I would love for Virgin media to make a definitive statement about not using Phorm. As it is, it's still not completely certain that Virgin have rejected Phorm spyware.

    I left Virgin as my mobile network provider over a year ago because of their involvement with Phorm. It's a shame, because I was actually quite happy with Virgin.

    If Virgin actually dumped Phorm, I might even consider going back.

  4. So nice to hear "the phorms of the world" with a negative outlook with Virgin. Please do the decent thing and ditch this parasitical advertising mechanism completely. You will probably mop up the exodus from another ISP who do nothing but treat their customers like so many tiny insignificant marks instead of valued people, on a service with a much slower broadband.

  5. Word spudgunz, they is surpressin the peoples voice, bein way too rude the way they treats their own on a beta forum, is just like the man Heinlein once said….
    ".. Secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy.. censorship. When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, 'This you may not read, this you may not see, this you are forbidden to know,' The end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives." — Robert A Heinlein – If this goes on.

    Yo listenin marky babe, supress this. The voice of the insignificant great unwashed will be heard. Virgin gettin their head screwed on right here. Jus hope their word is good.

  6. Couldn't agree more, a definitive statement is definitely required here but it's looking good so far. I'll see what ISPr can find out from their PR chief.

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