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October 5, 2011  10:57 AM

Tories and Fujitsu CEO spared embarrassing protest

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Fujitsu, Unite

Fujitsu's UK CEO was spared blushes yesterday as Fujitsu members of union Unite suspended a planned protest at the Tory party conference in...

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September 19, 2011  10:07 AM

Fujitsu averts big public sector strike in the eleventh hour, but still faces a strike today

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Fujitsu, PCs, Unite

Fujitsu averts big public sector strike in the eleventh hour still faces a strike today
Fujitsu has forked out an inflation busting pay-rise to some...

October 12, 2010  5:03 AM

Indian IT workers are suffering as much as the UK staff they replace

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP, Unite

I found the union Unite's...

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October 11, 2010  3:20 PM

HP’s EDS integration complete but job cuts continue

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP, Unite

Just when we thought the integration of EDS to HP and the savage job cuts associated with it were over, another 1300 cuts in the UK bring home the extent of HP's plan to...

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September 30, 2010  2:21 PM

RBS UK IT staff morale down as offshoring takes hold

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
India, Offshoring, RBS, Unite

In the last couple of days I have been contacted by a couple of members of the Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) IT team.

One RBS IT worker told us that the internal jobs board at the bank earlier this week that there were 67 jobs in the technology and services division. But only 6 were in...

July 7, 2010  12:58 PM

Will the Guardian regret an alleged strategic outsourcing mistake?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
guardian, Outsourcing, Unite

Union Unite has criticised plans by Guardian News & Media (GNM) to outsource large numbers of staff to help it address problems cause by the economic crisis.

Here is a cut from the letter.

"If outsourcing goes ahead we believe that GNM management will have made a strategic...

July 6, 2010  12:22 PM

Could HP’s cull of EDS staff cause stress related illness to remaining staff?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
EDS, HP, TUPE, Unite

It seems the job cuts at HP  will never  end. It always amazes me just how big some of these IT suppliers have got over the years, in terms of the number of staff members.

Reports suggest that HP is cutting another 1000 jobs this year and 1000 next...

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June 3, 2010  3:41 PM

Is Fujitsu flirting with danger by rewarding some workers?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Fujitsu, Unite

Interesting story in the Mirror today.

Fujitsu has spent £200,000 on a jolly in Bermuda for about 50 workers and their partners, while it freezes the pay of the UK workforce as a...

April 29, 2010  1:30 PM

Top IT executives are as bad as big bankers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP, IBM, Unite

Peter Skyte, national officer of union Unite, has written a great opinion piece about the unfairness that exists in the IT sector in terms of pay, benefits and job security.

The big US service providers seem to be the worst offenders.

There have been a lot of industrial...

April 22, 2010  9:46 AM

HP close to agreement with DWP IT workers

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

The ongoing industrial relations troubles at HP could be close to an end with workers in the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union made an offer that looks set to be accepted.


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