Bits & Bobs

The Amicus section of UNITE – The Union held its delegate conference recently. You can read all the decisions of the conference online.
Postal workers in the CWU are staging further strikes as part of their campaign over pay and to defend the postal service. The CWU has produced a leaflet explaining the dispute.
As part of the Amicus “Africa Matters” campaign, the union has produced a free online training course in partnership with Action for Southern Africa and the University of Leeds. The course covers:

  • Unit 1 – provides a historical introduction to the contexts that have shaped Southern African countries
  • Unit 2 – introduces you to key issues facing the people and countries of Southern Africa
  • Unit 3 – encourages you to design and implement initiatives that develop links and solidarity activities between trade unionists here and in Southern Africa.

More information is available on the Amicus web site.

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Sign the petition – defend the union

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

Further information is available here including a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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