Campaign Diary

Plans are gradually forming – this is what we can announce so far:
Thursday 25th: 6pm, “Public Service Not Private Profit” Rally at Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL.
We need as many members as possible at this meeting, which will attract many of our local supporters. Leaflet here on the Internet. Map of venue here.
This is also a meeting you can invite your friends and family along to – the more they understand, the more supportive they will be.
Sunday 28th: members head off around the UK, ready for Monday morning
Each Strike Day: Picketing from 6:30am – 10am
Each Strike Day: Strike Committee Meeting (open to all members who wish to attend) 2pm-3pm, First Floor Conference Room, Amicus, Parkgates, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 0JW (entrance on Sedgley Park Road).
Each Strike Day: Groups writing letters, making phone calls etc. Details TBA.
Monday 29th Jan: Leafleting other Fujitsu sites locally and across the UK. Touring workplaces to raise support. More members head off around the UK, ready for Tuesday morning.
Tuesday 30th Jan: Leafleting other Fujitsu sites locally and across the UK. Touring workplaces to raise support.
Wednesday 31st Jan: Visit picket lines of striking PCS civil servants and UNISON health workers. Joint lunchtime rally, Manchester City Centre, to be confirmed.
Thursday 1st Feb: Training session for members on campaigning and organising.
Friday 2nd Feb: Members’ meeting
More plans are being put in place, but aren’t ready to be announced yet.
We can’t have a few people doing everything – we all need a break. We do want every member doing something, to share the work as widely as possible.
Remember that our strategy for resolving the dispute depends on the campaigning activity, not just staying off work – we want to maximise the pressure on the company to get the dispute settled as quickly as possible.
Please discuss with your rep to work out what you can commit to doing during the strike. Rep Phil Tepper is coordinating this again – please contact Phil to discuss what you can do.
To qualify for “Dispute Benefit” you will only need to strike. Participation in the activities will be taken into account in allocating both “Additional Strike Assistance” and “Hardship Payments”. All members who took strike action are reminded to reply to the notice on Thursday 18th to ensure you receive the money you are due.
We’re also getting inundated with invitations to send speakers to meetings where people want to support us. If you have any free time when you could help with this, please get in touch. Often this is in the evening, but if you’re available during the day, that’s useful too, especially if you’re away from Manchester.

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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK are fighting over job security, for union recognition, against victimisation of reps, and over pay and pensions. Members nationally took industrial from 28 February including 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike, after 12 days of local strikes in Manchester.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer.

Further information is available here including a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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