NTL has said that it will be forced to slash a further 2000 UK jobs as part of a continuing "cost cutting programme" designed to bring the workforce down to 13,000.
The company has already reduced its headcount from almost 22,000 down to 17,000 since the start of the year in a bid to cut its £12bn debt mountain.
NTL will also be reviewing operating and capital expenditure, and is expected to put a freeze on managerial pay.
But the company insists that it expects to reach positive cash flow early in 2004, and that it is fully funded up to that date.
The job cuts will consist of a mixture of voluntary and compulsory redundancies affecting all UK units and sites except call centre workers.
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