Pay Delays

When MPs and others contact the company to enquire about our dispute, the standard company response includes:
We have over 20 different recognition arrangements with a number of unions and work in a highly productive and co-operative way with all of them, apart from the Manchester group. This includes other groups where Amicus is also the recognised union.
Our Fujitsu colleagues in the PCS union in Swansea (working on the DVLA account) recently put out an announcement including this about their pay review (due 1st April 2007):
Pay negotiations – Pay Collective Bargaining Group
So far, the PCS Negotiating Team has held two meetings with Company Representatives, on 2nd and 9th May. The Company was represented by Andrew Carter (local management), Jane Harrison (HR) and Larry Upton (Fujitsu’s new-ish “Employee Relations Manager”). At the end of the second meeting, the Company undertook to put their final offer in writing by Friday, 18th May so you will be amazed to hear that PCS has so far not received any such written offer.
Members in the collective bargaining group will, of course, not be too surprised by this as it makes the fifth year (out of five since Transition into Fujitsu!) that the Company has prevaricated and delayed, missed deadlines, changed their minds, etc., etc. Each year our collective frustration and anger has grown at this disgraceful treatment, and last year the PCS Negotiating Team was criticised by members (with some justification) for allowing the Company to get away with dragging the whole thing out endlessly. The fact that we have each year managed eventually to negotiate a deal better than that meted out to our colleagues who do not have the benefit of collective bargaining must not be allowed to disguise the facts that:
Ø Fujitsu Services continues to treat union negotiations in a thoroughly unprofessional manner, and will presumably continue to do so until forced to improve, and
Ø Our settlements in each of the previous four years have been below realistic cost-of-living increase rates, and so members are worse off in real terms at a time when Fujitsu Services has repeatedly posted very high profits in the UK.

We wish our PCS colleagues every success in securing a fair pay settlement soon.

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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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