Financial Support For Strikers

If you incurred expenses (e.g. travelling to other sites, parking) for the strike, please make sure you claim them back promptly. Contact Dave Francis for an expense claim form, or download it from our web site.
We’re pleased to report that the Amicus National Executive Council (NEC) discussed our dispute on Wednesday and agreed:
– Dispute Benefit for all eight strike-days
– A message of support
– A contribution to our strike fund
– To send our appeal out to all Amicus branches across the country

The final point is in many ways the most significant – there are between two and three thousand Amicus branches, each with a bank account. It won’t produce an instant result (branches have to meet, take decisions, send cheques), but it does mean a lot more financial support coming in over an extended period.
If you were on strike and haven’t already replied to the notice titled “AMICUS: Financial Support For Strikers” dated 18/1/2007, please do so immediately.
Dispute Benefit is sent out from head office – we don’t know exactly when we’ll receive that, but now the NEC has approved it, the wheels should start turning.
Additional Strike Assistance and Hardship Payments will be paid out of our strike fund. A lot of money is coming in at the moment. Though pay won’t be deducted for the 5-day strike until the February pay packet, many of us are already out of pocket from the 1-day and 2-day strikes. We intend to make interim payments from the strike fund as soon as possible, but please bear in mind that we expect to make additional payments later.

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Unite members working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit are balloting for industrial action over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

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

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