Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

1,200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 August 2009
Employment effect (start)
26 August 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


Japanese IT group Fujitsu is cutting 1,200 jobs, almost 10% of its UK workforce, due to the downturn in the current economic climate. The company stated it had taken the decision reluctantly but that it was necessary for them to remain competitive; the job cuts will be completed by the end of 2009.

Unite described the cuts as "wholly unwarranted" and its national officer, Peter Skyte, said: "Unite is pressing for detailed information about the reasons for this proposal and the areas affected. We will be doing everything possible to protect the jobs of the workforce."

Mark Serwotka, the Public and Commercial Services Union general secretary said "This is a huge blow to people who provide support to essential public services including driving licences, taxes and defence [...]Services to the hard-working taxpayer are bound to suffer as highly skilled IT professionals are thrown on to the dole queue [...] Over the coming days and weeks we will be campaigning against the job losses and against compulsory redundancies".


  • 26 August 2009: BBC Website
  • 26 August 2009: The Guardian


Eurofound (2009), Fujitsu, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 69479, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69479.