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Protest takes place over concerns of job cuts at Chesterfield branch of IT firm DXC

A protest has taken place this afternoon outside the Chesterfield branch of an international IT firm.

DXC are reportedly planning to cut hundreds of jobs at the old road site, according to union representatives.

The firm's Unite union representative, Colin Walker believes it'll affect the whole area: "There's also supporters from the community because this will impact on the much wider community than just here in DXC technology. My focus is trying to get the company to change it's mind through discussions that are ongoing."

Chesterfield MP, Toby Perkins was also in attendance at the demonstration. He also had concerns: "In terms of the communication with staff, it has been very slow and seems to be very inconsistent. I'm desperately keen that the company should get on and let people know what is happening."

DXC sent Peak FM a statement, which said: "The management and employee representatives of DXC Technology are currently in dialogue regarding a number of topics. DXC management has always taken a fair and responsible approach towards our employees and intend to continue doing so."

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