Strike Rally Today

Fujitsu strikers took part in a very successful strike rally today in Manchester city centre. The rally was hosted by the PCS (civil servants) and we were joined by UNISON healthworkers who will be on strike today too. The NHS and civil service are among Fujitsu’s biggest customers.
We gathered in Piccadilly gardens and then had a short march to the venue for the very well attended rally, which was chaired by the secretary of Manchester Trades Council. There we heard speakers from the PCS union, our branch, the nurses, the NUS (students), the NUJ (journalists), Defend Council Housing, and others.
See here for pictures.

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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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