Cost Cutting

After announcing its best ever financial results, it seems incongruous that many parts of Fujitsu Services are launching cost-cutting initiatives that would be more in keeping if we were on the verge of bankruptcy.
Some of them are bizarre and irritating (like avoiding having paper in printers) but others, such as restrictions on training, could have more serious consequences for the long-term future of the company and its employees. If the cost-cutting is genuinely causing you problems, make sure you raise them – those with a bean-counting mentality will keep cutting until people complain.
You’ll be relieved to hear that our company directors financial position is still secure. The TUC’s WorkSmart web site (which picks up information from company accounts) reports that last year:
* Two directors shared remuneration of over £5.8m – equivalent to £475 for every employee
* The highest paid director getting £1.87m in salary alone (including accrued pension and lump sum, if applicable)

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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK have been taking industrial as part of their dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions. Action from 28 February has included 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer and renewed campaign plans are being made.

The national dispute follows the resolution of a local dispute in Manchester which included 12 strike days.

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

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