London Delegation Reports

Footscray – Fyc01
We reached Footscray just before 8am where we were met by one of our new members.
Footscray is mostly a 24hr helpdesk site, which runs a number of the commercial heldesks as well as the NHS desk. The flow of traffic in Footcray was quite slow about 25 cars every hour. Most stopped and took leaflets.
Whilst leafleting we heard about the issues in Footcray:
* The lack of training which left most staff fustrated
* The number of temps fighting to be put on permenant contracts.
* Temps working shifts around the clock with no shift pay.
* The lack of responsibilty for health and safety
* A top down way of communicating with staff.
* Forums that can’t discuss pay or staffing issues.
A number of people expressed interest in joining the union, and we managed to put other union members in touch with each other. One has agreed to become a rep and build the union locally. We left about 11 o clock feeling positive.
London – Defra
We were invited to meet the reps at the Department of Food, enviroment and agriculture. There we were met by a local PCS activist who was keen for us speak at their reps meeting. We introduced ourselves and gave out some leaflets. We spoke briefly about the dispute and how the reps in DEFRA could help us. The reps agreed to pass copies of the collection sheets to their reps across London. The PCS reps also asked lots of questions and also said that they were fighting job cuts and cuts in training and pay.

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'Fujitsu Whistleblower' hotline. Concerned about unethical or illegal practices? Contact the hotline on 0800 852 7479 or It is run by Unite the Union and your identity will be kept strictly confidential. Don't let Fujitsu silence whistleblowers.

Unite members working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit have taken 32 strike days over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

Industrial action is currently suspended but the fight continues.

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

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