IBM opens emergency escape hatch to TSS volunteers | 12/7/2017 | Staff
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IBM is seeking volunteers in Technology Support Services (TSS) to throw themselves down the redundancy chute by the end of the year.

As revealed by The Reg last week, Big Blue’s UK top brass told staff to form a body of employees for both TSS and IS Delivery to represent the workforce as the latest round of layoffs take shape.

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Andy Roberts, TSS exec in the UK and Ireland Global Technology Services division yesterday wrote a memo to his team that confirmed first meeting of the Employee Consultation Committee.

“We are now launching an Open Voluntary Separation Programme. The programme is open to all in-scope UK IBM regular employees working in the Technology Support Services business area in the UK,” he said.

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“This is an opportunity for each of you to evaluate whether you wish to make a proactive decision to leave IBM at this time. If we do not receive enough volunteers that we can accept in this phase of the programme, we will move to an involuntary separation phase,” Roberts added.

Last week’s memo warned people working on both TSS and IS Delivery they will enter a 45-day consultation process from 6 December, meaning that at least IBMers will become...
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