Feeds

Capgemini outsources jobs to BT

225 UK staff affected

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Exclusive Over 200 staff at Capgemini were told yesterday that their jobs are moving to BT.

BT has signed a "memorandum of understanding" with Capgemini to take over the services giant's network infrastructure solutions (NIS) department in Europe.

Sources told The Register that staff at Capgemini were informed yesterday "with no warning" of the decision to outsource their jobs from October. They were not given detailed information as to how the arrangement would affect them.

A spokesman for BT confirmed that a deal for it to act for Capgemini on a subcontractor basis in Europe was on the cards.

It's thought virtually all the 225 UK NIS employees will be affected by a Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulated deal.

TUPE is designed to guarantee continuity of employment, and ensure the union – in this case the Communication Workers Union, is consulted.

Redundancy constitutes unfair dismissal under TUPE if it is in connection with the transfer, though the new employer may cut staff for "economic, technical or organisational" reasons. More details from Directgov here.

Capgemini refused to comment on the news, or provide details of when its employees would learn their fate. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.