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Workers accuse Accenture of making ‘mockery’ of severance talks

Employees at Dublin-based consultancy giant said management was treating month-long negotiations as a ‘tick box exercise’

Workers at Accenture were strongly critical of the company’s handling of the process of laying off staff. Picture: Getty

Accenture is facing a backlash from its Irish workforce over its move to cut 900 jobs, with staff accusing the company of making a “mockery” of redundancy talks, and labelling its severance package “unconscionable” amid high levels of profitability.

Leaked documents show the Dublin-headquartered consultancy giant, which employs around 6,000 people in Ireland, faced significant criticism from staff during talks as part of the biggest round of job cuts in this country for at least ...