Monday, 23 June 2008

672 Fujitsu jobs at risk

On Friday, Fujitsu put the jobs of 672 people working on the NHS account at risk of redundancy, following the company's decision to pull out of contract negotiations and the NHS decision to terminate the contract.

As well as pressing Fujitsu to redeploy people, UNITE is also pressing the government to decide what will happen to the work in future. At present, staff simply don't know where they stand. The government should give a commitment that whatever supplier(s) take over the work, they will be obliged to take the staff under a TUPE transfer, protecting the jobs.

UNITE has begun briefing MPs and has issued press releases. It is good to see the FT picking this up, albeit not very accurately.

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