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Telecom Italia interrupts talks with unions over layoffs

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ROME (Reuters) - Telecom Italia interrupted negotiations with unions over redundancies and is ready to introduce temporary layoff schemes in the coming weeks, two labour representatives said on Tuesday.The phone group, which employs almost 60,000 people in its domestic operations, is considering cutting up to 6,500 jobs in Italy through incentivised redundancies and early retirement.The company has said it will unilaterally open the procedure for temporary state-backed layoffs if unions will not change their veto on the group's labour reorganisation plan, two unionists said. "We have told ...

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 19:55 IST