Ehningen (dpa) - In the course of the planned job cuts at the IT group IBM, according to the Verdi union, numerous employees are now threatened with termination.

Up to 1,000 employees could be affected, said Verdi on Tuesday.

The works council bodies had been informed about this.

One was "shocked" by the plans, it said.

"We protest against layoffs and call on IBM not to implement the plans."

IBM once again did not specifically respond to this.

"Our personnel decisions are made in order to provide our customers with the best possible support on their way to the introduction of an open hybrid cloud platform and AI capability," it said in a statement.

“We are also investing in our business again.

We will continue to make significant investments in the education and training of IBMers 'skills to better serve our customers' needs. ”

According to earlier Verdi information, IBM intends to cut around 2,300 jobs in Germany.

A good 1200 employees would have accepted a cancellation offer from the group.

The group has been cutting jobs in Germany for years and is currently undergoing extensive restructuring.


Verdi announcement