18 May 2012
The union has already written to HP demanding immediate discussions to determine what impact this will have on our members who work for HP in the UK.
HP came under fire from the union last year when it threatened to offshore 200 jobs from a Department for Work and Pensions contract. Only after a sustained parliamentary campaign and the threat of industrial action by PCS members did the government intervene to stop the offshoring from going ahead.
These latest cuts come after thousands of redundancies have already been made by HP in recent years leading to questions about the company’s future.
PCS national officer Paul Barnsley said today: “Reports that the cuts will be focussed on the Enterprise part of the HP business will be a significant cause for concern for our members. We are making it clear to the employer that we are opposed to job cuts.
“Why should workers pay the price with their jobs while the top executives continue to be paid multimillion pound bonuses, regardless of whether the company has success or failure? We will oppose compulsory redundancies by any means possible.”