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CSC battle is not over

Issue No. 2304

Information Technology workers threatened with compulsory redundancy at CSC have pushed bosses to postpone compulsory redundancies, according to their Unite union.

Workers who were to be sacked may now take over jobs from other workers who take voluntary redundancy.

But the firm is committed to job cuts and has not ruled out compulsory redundancies.

“The union has put pressure on the company,” one Unite rep told Socialist Worker. “But we can’t declare victory until compulsory redundancies have been ruled out.”

Consultation has now begun on a second round of cuts. “We need to ballot for industrial action,” said the rep. “I’m confident we can win a yes vote.”

One of CSC’s subsidiaries organised rendition flights to secret torture prisons for the CIA. The Reprieve charity is now calling on CSC’s shareholders to disinvest from the company.

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Tue 22 May 2012, 17:25 BST
Issue No. 2304
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