Report from Preston delegation

Started the day in a coffee shop in the centre of Preston, where we met with representatives of the PCS, the main civil service union. We gave them a few leaflets and explained why we were taking strike action. They were sympathetic and supportive, promising to seek a contribution from their executive committee.
We next met with the Communication Workers Union. This was an interesting meeting because, despite that their employer is nominally a Government body (the Royal Mail), they could cite many examples of similar treatment being meted out to their members and reps. Again, they were supportive of our cause, and promised to seek contributions.
Lastly, we headed out to Chorley and the Fire Brigade’s Union. Once again, our cause elicited sympathy because they find themselves going through many of the same problems as we are. They actually have an advantage over us in that they have a number of official full-time reps, so they do not find themselves in the same position as our senior rep. As before, we were promised financial support from the executive committee.

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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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