Your Redundancy Rights

The company have made an announcement of national significance following the settlement of the Manchester dispute.
On 1st October they announced that the Security of Employment Agreement (SEA) applies IN FULL to ALL Fujitsu Services employees who meet one or more of the following criteria:
a) Where the individual is entitled to the SEA through a TUPE arrangement or a specific clause in their contract;
b) Where the individual joined ICL prior to the 1st January 2000 and is not covered by redundancy terms under a TUPE transfer or a specific entitlement in their contract;
c) Where the individual joined ICL through a TUPE transfer, and harmonised their employment terms to those offered by ICL before the 1st January 2000, and is not covered by specific redundancy entitlements in their contract.

Wondering why you missed the announcement? Because the company only sent it out in Manchester, where it hardly affects anyone!
UNITE has published a copy of the full announcement on the “Amicus The Union” CafeVIK community.
This is an important gain which would not have been possible without the settlement in Manchester. This in turn would have been almost impossible without the support shown to our Manchester colleagues by members across the country during their dispute.
However, the announcement falls well short of rolling out all the gains in Manchester to employees across the UK. To achieve that, employees will have to press for it.
As a first step, UNITE has prepared a model letter below. If you meet the SEA criteria set out by the company and are outside the scope of the Manchester agreements, you can adapt and send it to HRdirect:

I have seen a copy of the Communicating notice sent by Larry Upton to Manchester staff on 1st October 2007, headed “Clarification of queries on redundancy terms”.
1) I wish to complain that I have not been sent a copy. Section 3.10 of the new Manchester Recognition Agreement says “Employees who are in the Excluded Group will be treated in the same way as those outside the scope of the Recognition Agreement”, yet this notice was sent to them and not to me.
2) I would like the company to confirm whether I am contractually entitled to have the Security of Employment Agreement (SEA) applied to me in full, should relevant circumstances arise.
I look forward to your response.
Yours etc

UNITE will be following this up with more advice in future newsletters, including advice for people who don’t meet these SEA criteria.

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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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