Yesterday’s strike

While a smaller group of members picketed at Central Park, Amicus took a coach down to London yesterday to present our petition and put our case to MPs.
Strikers visited Downing Street, met a number of north-west MPs and two ministers, highlighting the fact that Fujitsu is a major supplier of IT services to central government, and discussing how MPs can help ensure we are treated fairly.
The first photos from the day are already available on our web site, giving a flavour of the day’s activities. These are high resolution images (aimed at the press) which you may be unable to view well in some browsers. You can either download them to view them, or await more pictures with thumbnails in the next day or so. They will also be displayed on union noticeboards (by the turnstiles in Man33/34/35).
After a month without strikes when the profile of our dispute has been lower, the activities during the one-day strike will have increased the pressure on Fujitsu significantly.
As well as MPs offering to take up our case further with Fujitsu and plans for a debate in parliament, the day increased media interest in the campaign. Some reports (mainly trade press) are available online (see LabourStart or Google) and we were also contacted by the BBC TV and Radio, the Manchester Evening News as well as various labour movement publications. It will be interesting to see how this grows over the next couple of weeks.

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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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