Report from Bolton Delegation

Thursday morning bright and early, 4 of us arrive at the Wellsprings Building in Bolton, part of the Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council offices, where Fujitsu staff on this contract also work. Some of the staff that are ex-Bolton MBC.
We leafleted the people going into the building, both Fujitsu and council staff, explaining about the dispute here in Manchester. Some of the Fujitsu staff were aware and some were not of what is going on in Manchester. We were able to get two people to decide to join Amicus as a result of the information we gave them.
Two of us went over to another Council Building to speak to one of the Unison reps for the Bolton MBC staff. We explained about the dispute and what we are fighting for. They were not aware of anything that was going on. We gave some leaflets for distribution and also was told they were having a branch meeting on Tuesday next week, and would pass on details of our dispute in the hope we could get some support and a donation.
We had a very positive response all round and the majority of people took leaflets and various people also stopped to talk to us for more information about what was going on.

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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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