Manchester: Changes to Branch and Branch Meetings

There are major changes coming to the UNITE Greater Manchester IT Branch.
The time and venue of our meetings is changing to encourage more branch members to attend. They will now be held:
5:30-7pm at
Fujitsu Services, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP.

There’s a map here.
Non-Fujitsu employees should report to the reception at MAN34 (the middle building), from where you can be escorted on site.
The dates for meetings for the remainder of the year are:
· Thursday 4th September
· Thursday 2nd October
· Thursday 6th November
· Thursday 4th December
All these meetings will take place in conference room 34GCR2.
The September meeting will elect new branch officers for 2009-2010. Derek Wise and Bill Whitehurst, who have served our members as branch secretary and treasurer for many years, have indicated that they do not intend to seek re-election, so new volunteers are particularly welcome. The new officers will take office in the New Year, so there will be a period of handover.
Many thanks to Derek and Bill for their valuable contribution.
All branch members are encouraged to come along and take part in the discussions and decisions.

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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK are fighting over job security, for union recognition, against victimisation of reps, and over pay and pensions. Members nationally took industrial from 28 February including 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike, after 12 days of local strikes in Manchester.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer.

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

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