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Insurance giant rapped on knuckles over DPA breach

Insurance firm Amicus Legal has been put on notice for breaches of the Data Protection Act, after it failed to protect sensitive customer data on a laptop that was subsequently stolen. The laptop, privately owned by a contracted consultant, contained an estimated 100,000 unencrypted customer records. The sensitive data held on …
John Leyden, 10 Jun 2009
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Capgemini exec salaries divulged in annual report

Analysis As Capgemini staff were balloting last week on a below inflation pay deal for 2007, the firm published details of the pay increases that went to its top executives last year. Capgemini CEO Paul Hermelin was given a 12.9 per cent rise, including both basic pay and bonuses, in 2006. His take-home, excluding expenses and …
Mark Ballard, 11 May 2007
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Fujitsu threaten one redundancy

The amicable resolution of a long-running dispute between Fujitsu Services and employees at its Manchester office could be in jeopardy after the firm threatened to make one employee redundant. To make matters worse, Amicus, the union leading a dispute over pay, redundancy rights and union recognition at Fujitsu, said the …
Mark Ballard, 27 Apr 2007
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IT firms compromise on global injustice

IT firms agreed with unions and governments to root exploitation out of their global supply chains after an historic meeting of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva this week. The ILO has never tackled the IT industry before, but its size, the relocation of its manufacturing base to Asia, and emerging stories …
Mark Ballard, 20 Apr 2007
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Unions propose global action

IT union Amicus is discussing a merger with the United Steel Workers (USW) union to create a force able to take on multinational corporations. Along with the Transport and General Workers Union, with which Amicus has already agreed to merge in the UK, the combined force would number nearly 3 million members in Canada, Ireland, …
Mark Ballard, 19 Apr 2007
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UK's 'elitist' immigration rules billed for January

Home Office minister Liam Byrne has announced he is to introduce "tough new Australian-style" migration controls intended, from January next year, to make it tougher for all but "elite" migrants to get into Britain. He also opened discussions with Australia, Canada and the US on how technology might make it easier for them to …
Mark Ballard, 18 Apr 2007
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Capgemini union backs below inflation pay rise

Unionised IT workers at Capgemini are to ballot on whether to accept a below-inflation pay rise after backing down from strike action on a contract that is set to earn the company £1.1bn in profit. The union voted in March to take industrial action in protest at a 2.35 per cent pay offer that Capgemini made to staff on the £8bn …
Mark Ballard, 17 Apr 2007
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Indian tiger starts to waddle

Indian outsourcing giant Infosys has posted year end results that show how its growth is still constrained by a lack of resources. At least that's the story the firm gave in January, and it happens to concur with the complaints emanating from its rival multinationals on the subcontinent. It's only a spot of indigestion, …
Mark Ballard, 13 Apr 2007
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Fujitsu Services drops IPO plan

Japanese technology giant Fujitsu Limited has told its UK-based subsidiary Fujitsu Services that it must drop its long-stated ambition to spin out on the stock exchange. The services arm will instead become the "pillar" of a global services business, the firm said this week. After the dotcom bust, Fujitsu Services retrenched …
Mark Ballard, 22 Mar 2007
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Aspiring Capgemini workers fight for more pay

Unionised IT workers on HM Revenue & Customs £8bn Aspire contract have voted to take industrial action in protest at a below-inflation pay offer from their employer, Capgemini. The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee heard in December how Capgemini's expected profits on Aspire had doubled to £1.1bn, in line with rising …
Mark Ballard, 21 Mar 2007
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MPs guide Fujitsu workers back to talks

Fujitsu is to return to talks with disgruntled IT staff after MPs offered to mediate in the long-running dispute and staff called off strike action. IT workers at Fujistu's Manchester offices had planned a national picket of an un-named Fujitsu customer on Saturday 17 March and another strike tomorrow, Tuesday. Both were called …
Mark Ballard, 19 Mar 2007
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Former Wipro salesman sues for £1m in commission

A salesman who helped Wipro, India's largest outsourcing firm, win the "mother of all outsourcing deals" to supply IT services to Shell is suing the firm for unpaid commission on the deal. Paul van den Berg, a business development manager at Wipro Limited in the UK between July 2003 and February 2005, is suing Wipro Ltd, the …
Mark Ballard, 9 Mar 2007
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Striking staff harry Fujitsu

Fujitsu Services has walked away from talks with striking UK staff for a second time after they refused to postpone industrial action while a compromise was being hammered out. Fujitsu last agreed to talks after staff at its Manchester office went on strike in November. According to the union, the talks were getting nowhere, …
Mark Ballard, 5 Mar 2007

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