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EBSCO Publishing Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2012 EMEA

There are 5 comments on the Library Technology Guides automation update story from May 16, 2012, titled EBSCO Publishing Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2012 EMEA. In it, Library Technology Guides automation update reports that:

EBSCO Publishing has been named the silver winner in Most Innovative Company of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2012 Europe, Middle East, Africa, the only independent international business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

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Colette Willis

Ireland

#1 May 19, 2012
EBSCO took over H. W. Wilson, made its workers redundant, and continues to market products under the H. W. Wilson brand, profiting from the hard work over many years of those workers.

It refuses to engage with these workers and ignores the Irish Labour Courtís recommendation regarding the redundancy payments they deserve.

According to the Best in Biz Awards 2012 EMEA, the word for such business practices is ... innovative.

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Tony

Ireland

#2 May 19, 2012
Ebsco's triumphs in business are, unfortunately, currently marred by its failures in heeding a reasonable recommendation made by the Irish Labour Court in relation to the payment of enhanced redundancy to 19 former employees of the H. W. Wilson Co, with which Ebsco merged in 2011. It is disappointing that a company honored for its good business practices and noted for its philanthropy should adopt should an unyielding and mean approach when it comes to its obligations to some of the workers responsible for its high-quality, award-winning output. Surely, the will exists on both sides to reach a reasonable and fair deal that honors the principles of both parties.
Jim Shine

UK

#3 May 19, 2012
I suppose, Colette, that you could indeed call Ebsco's actions "innovative". After all, most companies comply with the Labour Court when it recommends treating workers fairly.
A O Carroll

Ireland

#4 May 21, 2012
I note from its press release that Ebsco's recent acquisitions and partnerships enable it to offer "a superior user experience for customers." I think the former workers of its recent key acquisition, H.W. Wilson, might have some interesting things to say about their "user experience" at the hands of Ebsco.
Tom Dwyer

Dublin, Ireland

#5 May 21, 2012
Ebsco's refusal to abide by the recommendation of the Irish Labour Court has been repeatedly and strongly criticised in the Dail (the Irish parliament)by representatives from across the political spectrum. Among those who have publicly supported the ex-H.W. Wilson workers are the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Andrew Montague; Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams; and well known senator and literary scholar David Norris. Ebsco's "innovative" attitude to Irish institutions and Irish workers is doing the company no favours.

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