Salary Swap Workshops (Manchester)

The confusion, poor communication and unrealistic deadlines imposed by the company are leading your reps to be deluged with queries about the new Salary Swap scheme.
UNITE is organising a series of short workshops where reps will give a brief explanation of the scheme, the issues and the UNITE advice – and you can ask questions.
Friday 25th January

· 10:00 – 10:30 or
· 10:45 – 11:15 or
· 11:30 – 12:00

There is a lot to cover, so please be on time.
These are open to all employees, whether currently members or not. Please let your colleagues know about them.
You should check with your manager that you can be released to attend.
Sadly, the corporate position is that the preferred route for employee enquiries is to HRdirect rather than UNITE, so they are not generally instructing managers to allow time off to attend.
Please remember that Friday is the company deadline for you to act if you wish to avoid them automatically enrolling you into salary swap.
It is particularly sad that the company is not being more supportive of the workshops when the HRdirect home page talks about a 5-day backlog of email queries, when some of the FAQs have still not been uploaded, and employees only have one day to make vital decisions about their future.

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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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