Government faces four more days of HP strikes
Still a sauce spot, etc
The Public and Commercial Services union has said that 1,000 of its members working for HP will take another four days of industrial action.
The strikes will mainly hit the Department of Work and Pensions, the Ministry of Defence and General Motors work in the north-east and north-west.
Staff at centres in Newcastle, Washington, Preston, Lytham St Annes and Norcross will stage two 48-hour walkouts on 29, 30 March and 6 and 7 April.
The dispute has rumbled on since HP bought EDS.
PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka, said: "The escalation of their campaign illustrates the determination of HP staff to achieve guarantees on job security and a fair pay rise. The company needs to start valuing its own workforce and negotiate a settlement that addresses the concerns of the workforce."
The union statement is here. ®
It's worse for many at HP
No pay rises for 2 years? In the area I work in at HP many people have had no, zero, zilch pay increases for at least 4 years. In general, people have had one or two pay awards since 2000 which normally total about 3%. This really is a sh!t company to work for - happily I am off soon, but I should have left ten years ago :-(
Good on them
HP is making Billions in Profit = no pay rises in over 2 years and non until at least Feb 2011.
How else should the employees react when they are being taken advantage of?
If you can still be buggered by strikes etc?