Did you know the Learning Skills Council (LSC) contract was lost last year and that staff are expected to TUPE transfer to Capgemini and Phoenix at the end of March 2008?
There are some 10 or 12 staff affected by this in the Manchester bargaining unit and many more on other sites.
There have already been group presentations, one-to-ones and several meetings with employee representatives. Those in the bargaining unite have the benefit of representation by trained UNITE reps who typically deal with several TUPEs a year.
Last yearís deal and new recognition agreement are already having major benefits for members and non members alike. The consolidation of disturbance allowance into basic pay and the Annex 1 protection for redeployment and redundancy are just two notable examples.
UNITE members have the benefit of individual support and advice from their reps, whether they are in the Manchester bargaining unit or not.
TUPEs happen all the time, so itís worth making your colleagues aware of the benefits of our recognition agreement and of union membership. LSC shows us TUPE is not academic, we may all be affected by TUPE at any time.

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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK have been taking industrial as part of their dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions. Action from 28 February has included 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer and renewed campaign plans are being made.

The national dispute follows the resolution of a local dispute in Manchester which included 12 strike days.

Further information is available here including events, pickets, a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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