Union Magazine, Rules Ballot, Merger

In the past, all members received the union magazine through the post, normally to their home address. The magazine has been updated to reflect the change from “Amicus” to “UNITE”. If you wish to continue receiving it, you need to:

  • Text your membership number to 81025, or
  • Call 0800 883 0605

You should have received by post a ballot paper on the proposed new union rulebook. Votes must be received by the independent scrutineer by 31st July. For more information, see www.unitetheunion.org.uk.
There has been extensive media coverage about UNITE merging again – this time with the USW, which is a general union operating in the USA and Canada. Though the merger was officially signed a couple of weeks ago, the complexities of forming an international union mean that this merger will be a gradual process. UNITE and the USW are encouraging other unions around the world to join the merger, with the intention of forming a global union able to tackle multinational companies more effectively.

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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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