In an interesting and somewhat strange development in the handling of lay-offs CSC is selecting some people (to be known as "trusties" by their colleagues) to stay with the company to train on their successors for which they will be rewarded in some way before they are terminated. We are not sufficiently educated on UK employment law to judge whether or not what CSC is proposing to do is illegal. If it were illegal one would expect the trade unions to go to court with it. But it certainly seems 'near-the-edge', or bluntly speaking cruel in terms of people management. Perhaps CSC is so desperate it does not care what employees think, nor what prospective outsourcing customers think if that is how employees are to be treated.
Will CSC employees in France, Germany, Denmark, and Holland be treated in a similar manner? Who knows.
See more at the Channel Register here
Some 750 staff in the UK have been threatened with redundancy under the IT giant's global workforce shakeup, and roughly 200 roles will be moved offshore.
"Workers who are paying the ultimate price of their jobs, will be expected to help make themselves redundant by training others," said Ian Tonks, a Unite national officer.
Describing the request to drill off-shore workers as an "indignity", he added: "This is totally unacceptable and the union is demanding that CSC negotiates a proper package for workers that recognises their contribution and loyalty. The company must also do everything to keep compulsory redundancies to an absolute minimum."