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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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 while members consider an offer from Fujitsu.

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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