Manchester Elections

It’s important that we have the strongest and broadest team of Reps, Health & Safety Reps and Union Learning Reps possible. Even if you don’t see yourself taking on one of these roles, you should think about who you would want representing you.
The following members have already confirmed that they are willing to stand as Union Learning Reps:

  • Myfanwy Edwards (MAN34)
  • Rama Reddy Nallamilli (MAN33)
  • Sajana Patel (MAN33)

Zahid Ramzan, one of our Reps and Health & Safety Reps in MAN35, is likely to be leaving Fujitsu through a TUPE in the next month or so. Thanks to Zahid for his contribution over a number of years.
Currently, our Health & Safety Reps are distributed as follows:

MAN33 Iswar Mistry Ground floor, East wing
Lynne Hodge Second floor, West wing
MAN34 Ian Allinson First floor, West wing
Kevin M Davies First floor, West wing
Phil Tepper First floor, West wing
Alan Child Second floor, West wing
Andy C Smith Second floor, West wing
David Parkinson Second floor, West wing
MAN35 Colin Robinson HOM99

Ground Floor, East wing
Dennis Morris First Floor, East wing
Zahid Ramzan Second Floor, East wing

Ideally, we should have at least one Health & Safety rep in each area.
We would welcome nominations or volunteers for Reps, Union Learning Reps and Health & Safety Reps.
If you wish to volunteer or nominate someone else, please do so by Wednesday 17th October:
1) The member making the nomination needs to send us an email saying who they are nominating and for which position(s) (i.e. Rep, Health & Safety Rep or Union Learning Rep).
2) The nominee / volunteer needs to send an email including some information:
a) Which position(s) they are standing for (i.e. Rep, Health & Safety Rep or Union Learning Rep)
b) Name
c) Work phone numbers – internal & external
d) Site and area (e.g. MAN35-2-East)
e) Department (e.g. Sirius)
f) Optionally, a statement of NO MORE THAN 100 WORDS which would encourage people to vote for you. [Previous examples are available on request]
Only UNITE members employed by Fujitsu and in the scope of the Manchester agreements are eligible to stand. (Members elsewhere can elect their own reps at their own meetings).
Reps, Health & Safety Reps and Union Learning Reps are allowed work time to carry out their duties, and full training is available.
Reps’ responsibilities are varied, including advising members, individual representation, research, communication, campaigning, recruitment, organising and negotiating. Not all reps do everything – we work as a team.
Health & Safety Reps and Union Learning Reps have distinct specialist roles which are separate from being a Rep.
If you want to know more before deciding whether to stand, contact any of our current reps.
If the numbers of nominations mean that an election is necessary, a meeting will be organised for the purpose.

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Unite members working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit are balloting for industrial action over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

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