FUJITSU TO CUT 1,800 UK JOBS IN EF­FI­CIENCY DRIVE

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

LONDON: Ja­panese elec­tron­ics gi­ant Fujitsu plans to cut up to 1,800 jobs in Bri­tain, re­ports said on Tues­day, in a move that a trade union called a “ham­mer blow” to the coun­try’s econ­omy. Fujitsu said it will be­gin cut­ting jobs across its Bri­tish of­fices from next year in a “trans­for­ma­tion pro­gramme” to im­prove its com­pet­i­tive­ness in IT ser­vices. The com­pany, which em­ploys some 14,000 peo­ple in Bri­tain, said the pro­gramme to re­lo­cate jobs was not linked to Brexit. Unite, one of Bri­tain’s big­gest trade unions, called the plan a “ham­mer blow” for th­ese hard­work­ing em­ploy­ees who have given their all to make the UK sub­sidiary (of Fujitsu) highly prof­itable. – dpa

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