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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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 but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer and renewed campaign plans are being made.

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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