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)
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.