Employees take day of action against Unilever

Unilever is facing a ‘day of action’ today by employees across Europe who are opposed to the consumer products giant’s outsourcing proposals.

Unions claim that the Anglo-Dutch company is planning to cut 2,500 jobs, mainly in its HR, IT, finance and accounting departments, by outsourcing the work to central Europe and Asia.

Unilever said the estimates are inaccurate because it is still in the review stage, and might still choose to keep the work in-house.

But Computer Business Review magazine reports that the company is in contract negotiations with Accenture over an HR outsourcing deal worth more than $1bn (£580m).

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