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Fujitsu redundancy row deepens

Staff committee quits

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The redundancy programme at Fujitsu Services, which will cut 1,200 UK jobs, is already breaking down into arguments.

The company's consultative committee has resigned en masse in protest at the lack of consultation from Fujitsu's management. But the group have agreed to stay in place until the day before replacements are in place.

The representatives said management action "reflects a culture in the Company of keeping employees in the dark and treating them in a patronising way".

Fujitsu is in the process of setting up six redundancy forums relating to areas of the business most affected by the job cuts. Staff are electing members to these six groups for workers not represented by unions Unite and the PCS. The two unions view this as an attempt to divide the workforce and calling for people to join the union to guarantee individual help.

There will be separate elections to replace the resigning members of the Consultative Forum.

Fujitsu told us: "As the proposed redundancy programme is not across the company but affects people in particular parts of the company it is logical that the consultation is with elected employee representatives from those areas.

"The resignations from the consultative forum are regretted but we are pleased that the current members have decided to remain in post until the election of new members."

Some of the claims and counter-claims are outlined by Unite here. ®

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