Ford gives every employee a PC

Howard Lake | 7 February 2000 | News

Ford Motor Company has agreed with a trade union to give every employee, all 350,000 of them, a PC, colour printer and Internet access for $5 a month.< Ford Motor Company has agreed with a trade union to give every employee, all 350,000 of them, a PC, colour printer and Internet access for $5 a month. The skills development opportunities are immense, as are the possible savings and improvements on internal communications. The programme launches in the US in April and internationally within a year. Will UK trade unions develop similar IT-related packages? UK Fundraising has already reported on the UNISON free ISP. Employee fundraisers will be quick to spot the possibility of accessing all the Ford employees via the Net, once this system has been created. Read Ford Giveaway: Philanthropy, or Business as Usual? at The Standard.