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CSC picks up the axe yet again, eyes 800 staffers' quivering necks

Exclusive CSC is preparing to axe almost 800 staff in the UK and Ireland in what it is calling a "Get Fit" phase, with current proposals to transfer some of these positions to near-shore and offshore centres. Bloodletting is a seemingly annual custom for the scandal-hit ailing integrator. It is just over a year since CSC put 750 workers …

Capita cans Employee Forum a year after launch

Capita IT Services (CITHS) staffers are scratching their heads after the Employee Forum was disbanded just a year after it was set up. The council of 70 staffers was formed as part of the Unity programme, set up by former operations director Russ Hewitt who was then shown the door in July just week before CEO Mark Quartermaine …
Paul Kunert, 27 Nov 2012

SeeSaw video-on-demand service to close

Arqiva is closing down its online video-on-demand service, SeeSaw. SeeSaw, which was effectively put up for sale in January, will shut up shop at the end of June. In an email sent to Arqiva staff today - and seen by Reg Hardware - company CEO John Cresswell said: "Despite varying levels of interest being shown [in SeeSaw], we …
Tony Smith, 27 May 2011
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CSC shuts final salary pension scheme

CSC UK has followed rivals IBM and Fujitsu Services in shutting down its final salary pension scheme, claiming it would jeopardise the future of the business to continue the benefit. In an company-wide email, operations chief Kevin Brown said the scheme will close on 1 April next year. The move is the latest in a series of cost- …

Dell stays mum on job cuts

Dell is poised for its biggest job-slashing program for four years, according to reports. A Register reader got in touch to tell us he had heard that 180 jobs will go in the UK and Ireland but staff were still in the dark. Dell UK is unwilling to talk about job cuts blaming the "quiet period" before the desktop giant posts …
John Oates, 01 Nov 2005
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Time looks to India for call centre pilot

UK-based Time Computers has rejected claims that outsourcing a tech support call centre to India will lead to job losses in the UK. Time's 200 call centre staff in Burnley were told on Monday that the PC maker is to use workers in India to handle calls as part of a six month pilot to test the scheme. Currently, Time provides …
Tim Richardson, 23 Jul 2003
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Time workers call for strike action

Workers at Time Computers are threatening to go on strike regarding ongoing concerns over pay and conditions. The "'Independent' Time Employee Forum" (ITEF) claims management has failed to budge on a number of issues. The ITEF claims talks between management and workers yesterday failed produce any progress. As a result, the …
Tim Richardson, 16 Jan 2003
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Workers revolt at Time

Time Computers has strongly rejected a list of grievances made by a group of call centre staff critical of the company's pay and working conditions. In an email outlining their workplace gripes the group - which calls itself "The 'Independent' Time Employee Forum" - is demanding increased wages and an end to working practises …
Tim Richardson, 08 Jan 2003