Twitter must not become a digital P&O

4 November 2022

Prospect has responded to media reports that Twitter is planning to make thousands of workers redundant by email.

The workers are expected to be told later today (Friday 4 November 2022). Prospect represents thousands of workers in the tech sector.

Mike Clancy, General Secretary of Prospect, said:

“Twitter is treating its people appallingly.

“These are people who have invested their time, effort and enthusiasm in building the platform, which risks being thrown away.

“The government must make clear to Twitter’s new owners that we won’t accept a digital P&O and that no-one is above the law in the UK, including Big Tech barons. That must include making sure UK staff’s full employment rights are properly protected.

“We are supporting our members at Twitter and will be working with them to defend them and their livelihoods.

“As the union for tech workers, Prospect will be monitoring this situation closely on behalf of our members.”

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