All 28,000 Olivetti employees in Italy are planning to strike this Friday in protest at the sale of the group's PC division and the prospect of widespread job losses.
According to recent reports, Japanese companies NEC and Sony have expressed interest in buying the division and inheriting its 4% share of the European PC market.
As PC Week went to press Olivetti said it was confident of announcing a buyer sooner rather than later, suggesting a bid (or bids) has already been made. By the time you read this, it could well be that the division is in new hands.
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