Consultative Forums

Fujitsu runs an international “Fujitsu Services Consultative Forum” (FSCF) and a “UK Consultative Forum” (UKCF), where employee representatives meet with HR and occasionally senior management. These bodies have legal standing under legislation for European Works Councils and national Information & Consultation.
The latest minutes are available on the FSCF and UKCF CafeVIK communities.
The whole UKCF is up for election this autumn. As in previous elections, Amicus intends to work with other trade unions in Fujitsu to ensure we have an agreed set of candidates that every trade unionist can support.
Though these forums are no substitute for effective union organisation, Amicus works to make them as effective as possible.
We must avoid a situation where HR can play off the various employee representative structures against each other. For example, the company announcement about the Manchester strikes said that there was no need for union recognition outside Manchester because employees had the UKCF. This was one of the reasons the overwhelming majority of UKCF reps agreed a letter to HR about the dispute.
If you are interested in standing for election to the UKCF, please get in touch as soon as possible.
You can see the briefing Amicus put together for the last major elections on our web site. In these elections, the majority of voters across the UK put an openly trade union candidate first. More of the successful candidates have joined the union since their election.
If you’re considering standing, you may be interested in a training course that Amicus is running for our industrial sector on Tuesday 27th March, which focuses on “Information and Consultation”. This will provide an opportunity to learn about how bodies like the UKCF operate and how to get the best out of them. Please get in touch if you want more information about the course.

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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 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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