Unite members take to the streets over CSC redundancy

by - 19th April 2012, 9.00 BST

Unite members across the country working for IT services giant Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) are today taking to the streets to voice their concerns over the company’s redundancy selection.

Unite members from CSC’s Chesterfield, Chorley, Leeds and Solihull sites will take part in a lunch-time protest over the company’s refusal to listen to proposal which will mitigate any compulsory redundancies.

Following several weeks of consultation over a reduction of staff working on the NHS account (Lorenzo contract), CSC is insistent on issuing compulsory redundancy notices despite receiving sufficient number or volunteer requests to leave the company.

Unite national officer Kevin O’Gallagher said: “We will now increase pressure on CSC to listen to its staff and to Unite’s proposals. We have put forward a detailed plan which will avoid any compulsory redundancies in the company.

“However, these plans have fallen on deaf ears. Our members are now taking to the streets to get their voice heard. As a union, we will do everything in our power to support these workers though this very uncertain time.”