Protest by staff at IT company

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STAFF working for a computer firm providing services to the NHS are due to hold a lunchtime protest today over compulsory redundancies.

Workers at Computer Sciences Corporation, on Old Road, Chesterfield - one of the company’s four bases across the country - are holding the demonstration between 1pm and 2pm.

The members of trade union Unite are unhappy about the company’s ‘refusal to listen to proposals which will mitigate any compulsory redundancies’ following a reduction in the number of staff handling the firm’s NHS contract.

Unite national officer Kevin O’Gallagher said: “We have put forward a detailed plan which will avoid any compulsory redundancies in the company.

“However, these plans have fallen on deaf ears. Our members are now taking to the streets to get their voice heard. We’ll do everything we can to support these workers.”