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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 across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK are fighting over job security, for union recognition, against victimisation of reps, and over pay and pensions. Members nationally took industrial from 28 February including 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike, after 12 days of local strikes in Manchester.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer.

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

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