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ATOS – Reorganisation Update March 2013

13 March 2013

The company has in the past few weeks announced two major reorganisations; the proposed MS Restructuring Programme and Projects Peaks. Below is an outline of both of these changes:

 

Project Peaks

These proposals will see the transfer of a significant number of ATOS UK staff to a new company within the global group.

Initial proposals have indicated that 575 UK employees are in scope for transfer and whilst the new company will contain employees from outside the UK. It is likely that the UK will be the single largest country grouping within it. The new company is made up of the Payment and Transaction Service taking in mostly E-ticketing, E-commerce (payments) and E-mobile technology. The bits of HTTS not included are the Capita work and the Government gateway which are staying within Atos UK. The 575 individuals in scope includes anyone who spends 75% (or more) of their time on HTTS work, including staff from SI & MS working on HTTScontracts. The company has indicated that the new organisation will be in place from mid-July; however this is subject to prior shareholder ratification of the proposal.

As the new company is a separate legal entity from the current organisation, all staff transferring will be covered by TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings/Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 and the company have stated they envisage no redundancies resulting from this project. TSSA has prepared a briefing paper regarding the TUPE arrangements which you can find by following this link:

http://www.tssa.org.uk/en/Your-union/Your-company/company-pages/atos-origin/index.cfm/atos

Consultation for the Peaks project is ongoing, many of the details remain vague at this time, TSSA will ensure to update you with developments as they happen.

MS Restructuring Programme

 

Consultation has begun on a proposed reorganisation of roles across the MS population. ATOS have indicated that a number of these roles are at risk of redundancy. Individuals within scope who have not passed the selection process will currently be undergoing one to one consultation. Final Individual one to one consultations will take place on the week commencing 25/03/2013. If you are affected by this reorganisation and require a rep please contact the TSSA helpdesk on 0800 3282673. For advice on the legal issues surrounding redundancy please follow the link below to TSSA webpage’s on the issue:

http://www.tssa.org.uk/en/Your-union/your-workplace/employment-rights/advice-on-redundancy.cfm

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