HP Culls 3300 UK Jobs As EDS Integration Painfully Marches On

Hewlett Packard has indicated that it plans to slash more than 3300 jobs in UK in the next two years following its acquisition of EDS.

The job cuts are a part of company’s integration plan that is likely to see a loss of over twenty four thousand jobs worldwide with more than one third of it occurring in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The move to cut jobs has received strong flak from the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) which has over two thousand EDS members in its fold and plans to strongly oppose the move.

PCS believes that such a move with will greatly affect public services as EDS currently has numerous contracts with government departments including the likes of Ministry of Defence.

Expressing its resentment with the decision Jim Hanson, the PCS national officer for EDS mentioned “It is disappointing that these figures have been made public before we have discussed how they have been arrived at.”