“Atos Origin Systems Integration in France”
Paris, 19 April 2007
Within the framework of the Transformation plan announced on 5 February 2007 by Atos Origin, the international information technology services company, the Atos Origin French Systems Integration entity wishes to open negotiations to review employment conditions in order to better adapt its organisation and use of resources to the current IT services operating environment, whilst taking into account individual staff members' personal situations. Atos Origin employs 15,000 people in France, of which 7,200 in Systems Integration, and will be a net recruiter in 2007.
In a very competitive environment, marked by strong pricing pressure and the international scope of its clients, in order to maintain its competitiveness Atos Origin Systems Integration needs to accelerate the implementation of the new organisational model initiated in 2004: an increasing proportion of work to be operated from specialised regional service centres throughout France using standardised working methods and tools. Paris based staff will need to meet specific skill sets or new market conditions
This industrial project, which will be implemented before end 2007, will mean the redeployment of 700 people based in the Paris region, without job losses. The entity, in line with Atos Origin's corporate values, undertakes to fully recognise its social responsibility and work with each employee to take into account their individual situation whilst respecting their employment potential. The company will consult and negotiate with the employee
representatives regarding the measures to be put in place to assist with any internal or external moves. The company's intention is to rapidly start negotiations with the unions over staff redeployment to define the means and channels as to how to implement this initiative, on a strictly voluntary basis.
“We are determined that all parties involved will reach agreement as quickly as possible in order to avoid any uncertainty among our employees,' said idier Zeitoun, CEO of Atos Origin in France.”
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.4 billion and it employs over 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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