Tech workers ‘increasingly concerned about stability of sector’ after Accenture cuts

Trade unions complain to Simon Coveney about conduct of tech companies after layoffs across the sector in recent months

Workers at Accenture vote to elect employee representatives to speak for them in layoff talks, after the consultancy giant announced 890 job cuts at its Irish operation

Workers across Ireland’s technology industry are increasingly concerned about their job security and the “stability” of the sector after widespread layoffs, Simon Coveney has been warned.

The Minister for Enterprise has also been told that the conduct of tech firms during job-cut talks has been a source of “real frustration and annoyance” to many workers impacted by redundancies.

The Financial Services Union (FSU) and Communications Workers’ Union (CWU), both of which represent staff at Accenture, ...