WORKERS at an IT giant are set to go on strike in an ongoing jobs dispute.

Fujitsu staff in Bracknell will walk out for 24 hours on April 13 and April 24, while they will also stage a 48-hour strike from midnight on April 20.

Last year the global firm, which has 11 offices spread throughout the UK, announced plans to cut 1,800 jobs, which is around one fifth of all UK jobs.

Ian Tonks, Unite national officer, said: "The way Fujitsu is treating its workforce and keeping them in the dark over its plans for the future is beyond contempt.

"The previous four days of strike action generated strong support from workers determined to stand up for their jobs and livelihoods.

"This is a workforce that has worked hard to make Fujitsu in the UK highly profitable, yet their reward is job cuts and pension reductions, while the company frustrates Unite's attempts to minimise compulsory redundancies."

Fujitsu said last year that the cuts were part of a "transformation programme" within the company and not linked to Brexit.

However, Masami Yamamoto, Fujitsu chairman, said last May that the firm would reconsider its investments in the UK if it left the European Union.

Fujitsu declined to comment when contacted by the Bracknell News.