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PCS: We'll ballot Hewlett Packard Enterprise members over job cuts

The Public and Commercial Services union is gearing up to test the appetite for industrial action among services staff at Hewlett Packard Enterprises over the latest round of planned job cuts. Some 166 staff in HPE’s infrastructure outsourcing unit in Lytham that work on public sector contracts including the Department of Work …
Paul Kunert, 3 Feb 2016

Unite calls off strikes at Fujitsu

Trade union Unite has halted strike action at Fujitsu UK after negotiating an eleventh-hour deal with management over pay. However, unlike the Public and Commercial (PCS) Services union, Unite stopped short of publicly discussing the deal it had brokered for members. Industrial action has been due to take place in Manchester …
Paul Kunert, 5 Oct 2011

Fujitsu staff vote on strikes

Unionised workers at Fujitsu are being balloted for strike action after they were refused below inflation pay rises. The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union is testing the appetite for industrial action among 750 IT support staff at the integration arm of the Japanese giant working on government contracts across the UK …
Paul Kunert, 12 Aug 2011
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Fujitsu workers take strike to Parliament

Fujitsu workers will go to Parliament tomorrow - the next day of industrial action at the firm. The strike started with one day of action last Friday, with 454 Unite members walking out. Workers want Fujitsu to do more to avoid further redundancies - 100 more job losses are expected at the company. They also seek an end to …
John Oates, 26 Jan 2010
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HP workers eye walkout over engineer jobs dispute

Updated Hewlett-Packard workers have voted in favour of strike action in the UK, following a ballot among members of the Unite union who complained about 150 customer engineers being shunted over to a subsidiary company. Unite said 77 per cent of members at HP voted for a staff walkout, while 85 per cent called on "action short of …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Nov 2009
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Fujitsu UK workers vote to strike

Union members at Fujitsu Services have voted for strike action over pensions, pay and job cuts. The action is not yet decided. Senior Unite union reps are meeting today to decide the next move after 74 per cent of members who voted called for a walk out. Some 92 per cent agreed to industrial action short of a strike. A …
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Fujitsu workers cast votes on strike threat

Fujitsu staff working on Aspire and other major government IT contacts are being balloted on industrial action. The ballot covers 850 IT support staff who are members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union working at HM Revenue and Customs, the Home Office, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, the Office for …
Kable, 16 Oct 2009
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Fujitsu strike action ahoy

Fujitsu is facing likely strike action. The Unite union is balloting its 1,500 members at the firm next week. The union believes cuts to pensions and pay will slash about 20 per cent from its members' total pay packages. The vote begins 12 October, and the result should be known by 30 October. A consultative vote on proposals …
John Oates, 8 Oct 2009

Fujitsu staff to vote on strike call

The Unite union is holding a ballot of its members working for Fujitsu to consider strikes and other industrial action. Staff at Fujitsu services have already been hit with a pay freeze for the financial year. Contractors have been forced to take a 15 per cent rate cut. Unite is asking its 2,000 members working for Fujitsu …
John Oates, 3 Aug 2009
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BT industrial action is off - for now

Union Connect has suspended industrial action at BT which was due to start Tuesday 27 May. The union has 14,000 members within BT. It was in talks to change the distribution of pay awards not the total amount. It believes the gap between men and women's pay is too large and some managers are being underpaid. The action would …
John Oates, 23 May 2008
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Union gears up for BT strike action this month

BT is facing industrial action from union Connect, which has voted to reject the company's pay offer. A spokesman for union Connect told The Register he hoped BT would return to talks. Connect is unhappy with the distribution of pay increases, not the overall pot on offer. The spokesman said: "We have serious concerns about …
John Oates, 15 May 2008
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Deutsche Telekom profits plunge 58%

Europe's biggest telecommunications firm, Deutsche Telekom, lost over half a million customers during the first quarter of 2007 as fixed-line subscribers fled to cheaper rivals. The Bonn-based company, which is the continent's largest telco in terms of sales, said on Thursday that first quarter profit declined by a staggering …
Charlie Taylor, 11 May 2007

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