British Telecom announces another 15,000 job cuts – about 10% of its total remaining UK workforce. It seems likely that most of the losses will be from so-called ‘agency workers’ and consultants. These people tend to be from small businesses or, to be self-employed. The lack of employment legislation protecting their interests means they are often easier to dispose of too.
UPDATED: Journalist Dan Roberts of The Guardian adds some context to BTs problems here.