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Anderson meets with Fujitsu Management

16 November, 2009 - by Maeve McLaughlin

Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has described a meeting with senior management of Fujitsu in Belfast today as positive and encouraging.

Martina Anderson said:
“I met with senior management from Fujitsu in Belfast today to discuss the recent announcement around job losses across the company.

“I outlined a number of concerns that have been brought to my attention by employees at the Derry site. These included that of job security and the possibility of redundancies before Christmas.

“It was a very positive meeting and I was reassured that a consultation process is in place in order to avoid compulsory redundancies where at all possible but although there mqay be notice of redundancy in December none would take effect before Christmas and the numbers would be minimal. There was a realization that however minimal the numbers that for anyone who loses their job it is serious and that is why the emphasis would be on voluntary redundancy.

“I also received an assurance that this situation is only temporary and that Fujitsu is committed to increasing its workforce in Derry in the years ahead. The senior representatives were highly complimentary of the Derry workforce and the appetite for success evident in the City is certainly conducive to the company plans for the creation of further high end jobs in the design and development sector of its business.

“I look forward to working with the company to ensure that the promised jobs become a reality. ENDS

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