NHS Jobs in Manchester

Fujitsu has recently created some jobs in IS Shared Services in Manchester, providing NHS support. These opportunities were highlighted to Manchester employees on the HMRC contract. Although this was welcome news, these roles could potentially transfer to another employer if the contract for NHS support goes elsewhere, as is possible in the near future.
Fujitsu could offer no guarantees that people taking on these roles might not find themselves in scope for TUPE transfer out of Fujitsu. Members on HMRC were keen to take advantage of the opportunities but reluctant to do so while the possibility of transfer remained.
UNITE reps discussed the issue with management, suggesting a solution which enabled the vacancies to be filled while protecting employees from coming into TUPE scope. The outcome is that the company has now made a number of roles available on a secondment basis, in such a way that no-one taking them on will work more than 40% of their time on the NHS, meaning they would not be in scope to TUPE out even if the contract transfers. A good result for all concerned!

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Unite members working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit have voted for more industrial action over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

Strike days announced so far are:

  • Wed 24 – Fri 26 Jan 2018
  • Tue 30 Jan 2018
  • Thu 8 Feb – Wed 14 Feb 2018
  • Thu 22 Feb
  • Sat 24- Wed 28 Feb 2018
  • Fri 16 – Wed 21 Mar
  • Thu 29 Mar – Fri 6 Apr 2018

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

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