Since we started having specialist Union Learning Reps (ULRs), Amicus has been more active on learning, training and development.
Liz Smith, director of unionlearn, the TUC’s learning and skills organisation said:
“The Government’s plan for an employers’ Skills Pledge is a welcome move to try and bring the one third of employers on board who have been refusing to train their staff. Unions with the help of unionlearn have been showing for some years how to make such a pledge real, and have so far signed over 400 learning agreements with employers which have benefited workers, employers, and many companies. The Government sponsored skills review by Lord Leitch stated that if insufficient employers have taken the pledge in three years time then a legal entitlement should be introduced. Unions will now be monitoring progress and identifying those employers who are still dragging their feet and not taking the pledge. Over 15,000 union learning reps helped more than 100,000 people to improve their skills last year.”
The UnionLearn web site is: http://www.unionlearn.org.uk/
Pauline Bradburn, our local ULR, wants to draw your attention to the availability of some free training:
Fujitsu recently began refusing Pauline time-off to carry out her duties, despite this being a statutory right. Amicus has been taking this up vigorously, and we are now beginning to make some progress.
Pauline has been working on a draft “Learning Partnership Agreement” for Central Park. To make this work, we need a team of ULRs working together. If you’re interested in being a ULR, please talk to Pauline or email your reps.

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'Fujitsu Whistleblower' hotline. Concerned about unethical or illegal practices? Contact the hotline on 0800 852 7479 or fujitsu.whistleblowers@unitetheunion.org. 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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