Garyís Redundancy

Gary Ellisonís job is still at risk, and time is short. Breaking our Security of Employment Agreement (SEA), Fujitsu has only offered a 30-day warning period, which runs out next week.
Fujitsuís shoddy treatment of Gary has even attracted coverage in The Register, one of the online news sites for the IT industry.
Amicus has been helping Gary with a formal grievance over his treatment, and this got underway on Monday.
Meanwhile the Amicus email and paper newsletters have been helping encourage many people to help find opportunities for Gary. Many thanks to everyone who has already been in touch.
The response already shows that there is no legitimate reason for Fujitsu to dismiss Gary, but the companyís indecent haste does make it a challenge to follow up the various leads and get the company to turn them into firm job offers. To date, the company still hasnít offered any alternative work.
Our recent leaflet was mainly about securing Gary a job and the implications for the rest of us of Fujitsuís breach of the SEA, so it only touched on the Equal Opportunities aspects of the case, which has led to a few questions. To clarify:
– Amicus believes that Fujitsuís failure to make relevant opportunities available to Gary is a breach of the Equal Opportunities section of our recognition agreement, as well as flying in the face of good practice.
– Garyís allegation of racism is not something heís only made now in response to the threat of redundancy Ė he had raised a formal grievance about this a couple of years ago (before he was a union member).

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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.

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