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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'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 voted for more industrial action over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

Strike days announced so far are:

  • Wed 24 – Fri 26 Jan 2018
  • Tue 30 Jan 2018
  • Thu 8 Feb – Wed 14 Feb 2018
  • Thu 22 Feb
  • Sat 24- Wed 28 Feb 2018
  • Fri 16 – Wed 21 Mar
  • Thu 29 Mar – Fri 6 Apr 2018

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

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