MTS Slashing Workforce with Voluntary Reductions

MTS Slashing Workforce with Voluntary Reductions

Jay Forbes - MTS
MTS CEO Jay Forbes during a tower announcement in Piney, Manitoba on Monday, August 10, 2015. (TREVOR HAGAN / HANDOUT)

MTS is undergoing a voluntary workforce reduction to cut costs company-wide.

The telecommunications company says the reductions affect MTS TEAM union and non-union employees, mostly in back office support positions and not customer-orientated employees.

“We want MTS to be customer first in everything we do,” said Jay Forbes, CEO of MTS. “To achieve this we are transforming to give customers greater value and enhanced service levels. A voluntary workforce reduction program is something that some of our long serving employees have been interested in.”

Forbes says the cost savings will be used to invest in additional company systems and tools.

A spokesperson for MTS added the number of positions affected will be determined by employee interest in the program, as well as organizational needs.

— Staff