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As many as 1,000 Hewlett-Packard staff will go on strike for one day this month to show their disapproval of pay freezes and job cuts at the company. The former EDS workers voted overwhelmingly to down tools and will walk out for one day on 10 December.

As many as 1,000 Hewlett-Packard staff will go on strike for one day this month to show their disapproval of pay freezes and job cuts at the company.

The former EDS workers voted overwhelmingly to down tools and will walk out for one day on 10 December.

The workers are part of the HP Enterprise Services division, they work on IT contracts for the Department for Work and Pensions in locations including as Newcastle, Washington and Preston.

Since HP acquired EDS in August 2008 there have been 3,400 job losses. There have also been pay freezes despite the supplier making large profits.

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