FSU express concerns about further redundancies in Google

14 September 2023

Job security a big issue in the Tech Sector – Says FSU

 The Financial Services Union have expressed their concern at reports of additional proposed redundancies in Google and have asked the company to be transparent and open with staff in relation to the current announcement.

This latest round of redundancies follows an announcement earlier in the year by Google of 240 redundancies in its Irish operation.

Commenting on the recent announcement Gareth Murphy, Head of Industrial relations and campaigns with the FSU said:

“The Financial Services Union have had contact from union members working in recruitment services in Google about management arranging one to one meeting with staff members to inform them they are to be made redundant.

It is vital that compulsory redundancies are avoided and a voluntary first approach is adopted. Considering there are over fifty jobs being currently advertised on the Google Ireland website there must be scope within the Google business model to move people who are affected by this announcement into new roles in the organisation.

This latest announcement of redundancies is another blow for staff in Google. Job security has become a big issue in the Technology sector and this announcement adds to the uncertainty that workers are experiencing.“