Crewe UNITE Meeting on Pay and Pensions

There has been anger around the continuing erosion of pay and benefits and most recently outcry about the proposed closure of the ICL Defined Benefit Pension Scheme to accrual. In response to this, the UNITE reps for the Crewe area have called a local meeting for members to discuss pay and pensions and outline the national campaign strategy. This message has been sent to members in the Crewe area. Please encourage all to attend, including interested non-members.
We will be joined by Sarah Holden, the local Unite organiser who works around Fujitsu.
Date – Wednesday 1st July
Time – 12.30pm for 1 hour, prompt start
Location – The Duke of Gloucester pub, near CRE02 site (this may be subject to change)
The Duke of Gloucester is a short walk from the CRE02 site. It is adjacent to the A5020 University Way, close to the roundabout at Crewe Green where that road meets the A534 Crewe Road.
Read on For Agenda …

* Introductions
* Election of Local Reps
* Pay and Pensions
Briefing on the issues
Questions and answers
* The National “Combine”
Briefing on the structure
Questions and answers
* The Consultative Ballot
Briefing on the process
Questions and answers
* Motion 1 (see motions below)
* Summary and Close
Election of Local Reps – Roles
We are seeking members to stand for positions as reps. All will be open to election. Non-members cannot vote in the election. Please send your nominations to Alan Jenney by noon, 30th June if you wish stand. Reps roles can be varied, including dealing with individual issues, campaigning, arranging members’ meetings, writing notices and checking membership records.
Motion 1:
“We instruct our reps for the Crewe area to act on members’ anger at the threatened close of accrual to the ICL Defined Benefit Scheme and continued erosion of pay and benefits – liasing with the national Combine to organise members’ local activities for the Pay and Pensions campaign.”
Further motions can be added, and for AOB, please advise Alan Jenney by noon, 30th June. Non-members cannot vote on motions.
Current Reps
This meeting has been arranged by your current reps, who are:
Robert “Wilf” Williams (trained)
Bob Anderson
Alan Jenney
Stephen Ryan
Adrian Prince
Red “UNITE for fair pay in Fujitsu” lanyards are available – contact one of the existing reps or pick some up at the meeting to pass round your colleagues.

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Unite members working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit have taken 32 strike days over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

Industrial action is currently suspended but the fight continues.

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

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