NHS Update

The future of Fujitsuís NHS contract still remains unclear. There are no staff in the Manchester bargaining unit still at risk of redundancy, but there are some who might TUPE to a future supplier (probably BT). Concerns about TUPE have obviously increased with BTís announcement of redundancies.
Outside Manchester there remain staff at risk of redundancy. Following lobbying by UNITE, Connecting For Health (CFH) had agreed to fund the jobs up to the end of January to allow time for negotiations between CFH, BT and Fujitsu to progress. It is now clear that agreement on a TUPE is unlikely by this time, so staff were concerned that redundancies might be imminent again. UNITE National Officer Peter Skyte has once again written to Ben Bradshaw, the health minister, seeking an extension of the funding.

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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 while members consider an offer from Fujitsu.

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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