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 year’s 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 it’s 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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Sign the petition – defend the union

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.

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

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