IBM Chile union members with T shirts that say “Stop the Abuse”.
IBM France job cuts:
IBM France announced that it will cut 345 jobs by October, a few days after the CGT union released the information, AFP reports. All of the jobs, 4.5 percent of the workforce, are being eliminated on a voluntary basis, mainly in the form of early retirement. Two thirds of the affected jobs will be in infrastructure technology services (160 jobs) and support functions (73), according to the UNSA union. IBM had 26,000 employees in France at the end of the 1960s, but there are only 9,000 now. The latest job cuts were in 2013 (689).
UK had email sent 27 Nov stating that a 45 day Employee Consultation Comittee to be formed stating Dec 6th 2017 This means minimum 100 people must go, no other details yet.all of GTS affected. This is confidential at present so i cant leave any trace of my name
News from France GTS job cuts
IBM launched a plan in the beginning of 2016 to send 320 jobs to Global Delivery (india mainly) and suppress 360 jobs in France for GTS-IS.
All workforce unions in a common action decided to refuse this plan and decided to take the case to court.
And …. WE WON!!!!
Court decided that according to french laws, this job cur was illegal and IBM France is not allowed to do so…
“It seems impossible until it’s done” and WE DID IT
News from France. At this moment, news are to fire 360 people in GTS IS. It will be essentially IT Specialists and Project Managers. Unions are fighting to open this job cut to all IBM France employees, and to have only volunteers, it’s still in negociation. We will be fixed in August. But in the meantime, we are also externalizing support functions, at the end it will be more than 360 people who will leave the company before the end of this year, with a negative impact on our image for our customers.
IBM UK GTS – Round 2 of redundancy announced May 2016. Two months before the first redundancy numbers leave ………… rats & sinking ship. Appalling packages announced, bare minimum that the UK Government imposes. No pay rises for years, an appraisal mechanism that has been – even admitted by IBM management – wholly biased and unfair is the measuring stick for deciding who stays and who goes
By the way: IBM Germany will cut 3,000 jobs (GBS and support staff) in 2016 – no one knows how many on a voluntary basis.
IBM UK GTS IS Have told us in ECC communications that we are to have 185 job cuts from approx 1340 staff. We are been given no offer of a voluntary seperaation, so we are governement guidlines amount.
half a week’s pay for each full year you were under 22
one week’s pay for each full year you were 22 or older, but under 41
one and half week’s pay for each full year you were 41 or older
Length of service is capped at 20 years and weekly pay is capped at £475. The maximum amount of statutory redundancy pay is £14,250.
We also have to work our 3 months service too, so our approx leave date would be Aug 5th, can you imagine having to work for about 1 month not knowing, then when you do know you have to stay another 5 beacause of what your contract states.Then get 1/3 to 1/5 or less the normal package. Everyone is a bit peed. Not sure about other areas yet, but i reckon it will soon follow. I cringley was right about Project Chrome