United Kingdom - HP and Fujitsu staff on strike - January 27, 2010

On Wednesday 27 January, Fujitsu staff took their grievances to London’s Parliament Square in an effort to drum up support for their battle with the company over redundancies, pay and pensions. The demonstration of members of Unite was a response to the company plan to lay off 870 employees. Three days earlier, on 25 January, hundreds of staff at both HP and Fujitsu took part in two separate strikes, affecting major government and private sector IT contracts. Union members at HP staff, working mainly at the Department of Work and Pensions, stayed away from work today in a protest over pay freezes and job cuts. Other contracts hit include the Ministry of Defence and General Motors. Around 1,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union voted for the strike. In December 2009, the PCS cancelled a strike by the same staff, as HP hours before had agreed to return to negotiations.

English:  http://news.zdnet.co.uk/itmanagement/0,1000000308,40008741,00.htm?s_ ...  http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/012510-hp-and-fujitsu-staff-stop.html  

 

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