It seems the job cuts at HP will never end. It always amazes me just how big some of these IT suppliers have got over the years, in terms of the number of staff members.
Reports suggest that HP is cutting another 1000 jobs this year and 1000 next year.
This according to Peter Skyte at union Unite is on top of the 4000 already cut since HP took over EDS.
He says remaining workers would be in danger of developing stress-related illnesses.
“There are also serious implications for those who remain in their jobs and carry on service to customers and clients. Skeleton levels of staff will lead to stressed-out workers who struggle to complete an ever increasing workload.”
Who will do the work as business picks up? The remaining workers will be expected to do more. The fact that remaining staff are constantly in fear of losing their jobs probably means they will do whatever they ask.
It is a good point made by Peter Skyte because we rarely see workers left in jobs as victims.
I know of workers that have been TUPE transferred to IT service providers from end user businessess that are suffering stress.