Vodafone asks NZ staff to mull redundancy

Vodaphone has asked most of its New Zealand staff to consider a voluntary redundancy.
Vodaphone has asked most of its New Zealand staff to consider a voluntary redundancy.

Vodafone New Zealand has asked more than 2000 staff to consider voluntary redundancy as the company restructures ahead of a stockmarket listing.

The telecommunications company had asked all but 600 frontline call-centre and retail employees for expressions of interest last month, it said in a statement on Friday.

The business said it was still working through the process.

"Our intention is that the design of our new operating model will be finalised and communicated to all our team by the end of March," a spokeswoman said.

"There is no pre-determined number or type of roles impacted as we work to design the new model."

Vodafone New Zealand's parent company is restructuring the subsidiary ahead of a planned patrial float on New Zealand's stock exchange in 2020.

It has about 2700 employees in New Zealand.

Australian Associated Press