Report from Manchester Workplaces Delegation

Manchester Airport
Met the chair of the Amicus branch. He covers around 120 technicians direct. There are over 2000 other Amicus members on site who work for other companies. He agreed to advertise our situation and raise it in their next branch meeting.
Met the T&G full-time convenor for Manchester Airport. She is responsible for around 2300 members (including some senior management). She will speak direct to her Branch Secretary regarding our situation and requesting a donation (this doesnít need to wait for their next branch meeting).
She told us about the issues they are facing in BA.
Simon Calves (Cheadle Hulme)
We left information at reception for the Amicus rep.
NXP (nee Philips Semiconductors)
We met briefly with the Amicus rep who took our leaflets and agreed to raise our situation at his next branch meeting.
MAN BMW Diesel
We met the main rep on site. He advised that the company had been shrinking and manufacturing was being moved abroad.
Stepping Hill Hospital
An administrator at the Unison office on site took our information and leaflets and will mention our case at the branch meeting on Thursday. We made a couple of new Amicus contacts.

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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK have been taking industrial as part of their dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions. Action from 28 February has included 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED while members consider an offer from Fujitsu.

The national dispute follows the resolution of a local dispute in Manchester which included 12 strike days.

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

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