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Siemens


December 15, 2010  7:38 AM

Atos Origin to buy Siemens IT group

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Siemens

It looks like the IT services consolidation has hit Europe big time, with Atos Origin set to take over Siemens' IT operation for 850m Euros.

The companies said this will create a European IT champion.

June 14, 2010  7:53 PM

Would BT strike be commercial suicide?

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BT, CWU, Fujitsu, Siemens

While writing an article about how a strike of BT...

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April 14, 2010  3:29 PM

BBC IT staff agree pay rise

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, Bectu, Siemens

Siemens staff at the BBC have voted in favour of an offer made by their employer.

The threat of strike has been in the air for weeks.

88.9% of Bectu...


April 8, 2010  9:26 AM

Details of BBC IT strike deal

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, Bectu, Siemens

Sorry I was a bit slow with the full details of the revised pay offer made to Siemens staff at the BBC by Siemens. But here it is.

Bectu said: "The revised offer for 2010 is...


March 24, 2010  10:34 AM

Another IT supplier strike threatens customer continuity

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, dwp, HP, PCs, Siemens

Staff at HP working at organisations, including the Department of Work and Pensions, are going to strike for four days. These strikes will be split into two separate 48 hour...


March 21, 2010  2:38 PM

BBC IT workers in favour of strike

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, Bectu, Siemens

I had meetings on friday and was unable to update you on the situation at the BBC.

Well, the result of the ballot of Siemens workers...


March 18, 2010  12:45 PM

Will BBC IT staff vote for strike and shut Cameron, Clegg and Brown up?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, Bectu, Siemens

Tomorrow (19 March) is the day when the result of the ballot of Siemens workers at the BBC , who are members of the union Bectu, is revealed.

This is yet another example of the risks businesses take when they hand control of the welfare of critical workers to a supplier.


March 3, 2010  2:48 PM

24 hour IT strike likely at the BBC if ballot says yes

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, Bectu, Siemens

Just got off the phone with union Bectu, which amongst others represents many of the Siemens workers embedded at the BBC.

The spokesman said talks yesterday...


March 2, 2010  9:55 AM

Bectu meets today to plan BBC IT strike action

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, Bectu, Siemens, strike

The union representing IT workers working for Siemens at the BBC is meeting today to plan what type of industrial action it will take.

If members, who were balloted last...

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March 1, 2010  9:33 AM

Does the BBC’s IT agreement with Siemens need a kick up the backside?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, Siemens, strike

Following the news that Siemens workers at the BBC have been balloted over industrial action I have been speaking to various people close to the story.

This includes staff at the BBC.

It appears that the five year old technology outsourcing relationship is under serious...


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