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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'Fujitsu Whistleblower' hotline. Concerned about unethical or illegal practices? Contact the hotline on 0800 852 7479 or It is run by Unite the Union and your identity will be kept strictly confidential. Don't let Fujitsu silence whistleblowers.

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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