Union: 3,000 British computer jobs to be cut

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's largest union says more than 3,000 government computer jobs will be cut over the next two years.

The Public and Services Commercial Union says the cuts are a result of the takeover of Electronic Data Systems Corp. by Hewlett-Packard.

The union said Wednesday that EDS has contracts with government departments such as the Ministry of Defense and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Hewlett-Packard Co. said in September it would cut nearly 25,000 jobs over three years as it combined operations with EDS.

Hewlett-Packard did not immediately comment on the union report.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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