Working Hours, Out Of Hours Payments

Fujitsu has begun discussions with Amicus reps, PCS reps and UKCF reps about changes to contracts of employment for all UK staff.
The company wants to “harmonise” those aspects of contracts that define the “standard” working week and how we are paid (or not) for overtime, shifts, standby etc.
This will affect you regardless of whether you currently work Out Of Hours, or whether you currently get paid for it.
Some parts of Fujitsu have tried to create a culture where people don’t expect to get paid for extra work. It’s worth making sure everyone knows the truth – around 5500 UK employees have recently received payment for Out Of Hours working. Is a job really important enough to sacrifice your own time for if it’s not important enough for the company to pay you?
Amicus and the PCS union (which also has members in Fujitsu) have agreed to work together on a joint national campaign around the Out Of Hours harmonisation.
We have set up an initial web page (which we are starting to populate) for the campaign:
The web page includes a link to a survey, to allow your Reps an overview of working hours, types of Out Of Hours working etc. Please take the time to complete the survey, and encourage your workmates to do the same, whether they are in the union or not.
A hardcopy version of the survey is available on request for those without Internet access.

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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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