Hewlett Packard workers start a 2 day strike over 1,500 job cuts
liamssoft | July 25, 2013 at 12:35 amby
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HP is a key IT service provider to the government, especially the Department for Work and Pensions.
The strike has been called by the Public and Commercial Services Union, which says the firm is not respecting the terms of a mutual agreement in 2011 while refusing to engage meaningfully with the union.
PCS said it hammered a deal with HP two years ago to avoid compulsory redundancies but the company has already handed a number its staff, who are PCS members, compulsory redundancy notices in violation of the agreement.
HP currently has lucrative contracts with the British Defense and Justice Departments along with the Department for Work and Pensions.
"Hewlett Packard makes huge profits from the work our members do for some key government departments,” PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said.
"The very least that staff deserve is job security and we are calling on HP to withdraw the threat of compulsory redundancies immediately," he added.
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