Staff working for Computer Science Corporation (CSC) are furious that they are being told to help train offshore workers to do their jobs before being made redundant.
CSC recently announced 750 redundancies as part of a restructuring programme with around 200 roles being offshored to India and the Czech Republic. However, the UK workers losing their jobs, as a result of the work being exported overseas, are expected to transfer their knowledge to the new workers to ensure a smooth transition.
Unite national officer, Ian Tonks said: "Workers who are paying the ultimate price of their jobs, will be expected to help make themselves redundant by training others.
"The company which claims to have $2billion in cash available in the bank is refusing to properly compensate the workers for this indignity. To make matters worse CSC want to confirm the redundancies for the majority of staff before asking them to 'handover' their responsibilities.
"This is totally unacceptable and the union is demanding that CSC negotiates a proper package for workers that recognises their contribution and loyalty . The company must also do everything to keep compulsory redundancies to an absolute minimum."
"Unite has had enough of the constant rounds of redundancies and staff are going to resist. The union now expects CSC to do more for the highly skilled workers who have given years of loyalty."
Contact: Ciaran Naidoo on 07768 931 315
Unite is Britain and Ireland 's largest trade union with 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.