Out Of Hours Update

The company has wanted for a long time to “harmonise” employees’ terms and conditions covering overtime, shifts, standby and the normal working week. However, the level of company effort going into the informal discussions with a working group of employee reps from UNITE, PCS and the UKCF has fluctuated considerably.
UNITE was informed recently that the company is considering terminating these discussions in order to move much more quickly to implementation.
Employee reps are concerned that major issues remain unresolved and have asked for a serious discussion about the way forward, which we hope will take place shortly.
In the meantime, please be alert to any proposed changes to your own terms and conditions or working practices. If you work under any new arrangement you may be deemed to have accepted it. If in doubt – please talk to one of your UNITE reps.
In particular, please ensure you don’t end up on the truly dreadful “IS Interim Guidelines”. The company has agreed that they won’t be applied in the Manchester bargaining unit, but reps have still found the odd case cropping up so you need to be alert to make sure the company doesn’t take advantage of you.

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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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