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Fujitsu staff in strike vote on job losses

By John Mulgrew

Published 29/04/2016

Northern Ireland workers at Japanese IT company Fujitsu are to vote on whether to strike over planned job losses at the company's base in Antrim
Northern Ireland workers at Japanese IT company Fujitsu are to vote on whether to strike over planned job losses at the company's base in Antrim

Northern Ireland workers at Japanese IT company Fujitsu are to vote on whether to strike over planned job losses at the company's base in Antrim.

It is understood that about 50 jobs are at risk. Fujitsu employs around 800 people in Northern Ireland and has sites in Belfast, Antrim and Londonderry.

Members of the Communication Workers Union are set to vote on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action unless compulsory job losses are ruled out in Northern Ireland. Assistant secretary John East said: "It's our view that the company's reorganisation plan can be carried out through voluntary redundancies, redeployment and relocation.

"To achieve this, the company would have to increase the number of alternative jobs on offer and also increase the compensation terms. We urge the business to sit down and talk with the union about how we can work to ensure that there is a job for everyone who wants to stay."

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