It’s always a good idea to keep your membership records up to date, so that your union can communicate with you effectively. However, at the moment it is absolutely vital that you do so. Some employers use the anti-union laws to challenge ballots if even a few membership records are incorrect and your reps want to avoid Fujitsu having any grounds for doing so.
Thanks to the members who have already replied to the “UNITE: Membership check ***PLEASE RESPOND***” email sent out late on 3rd June. If you haven’t done so yet, please do so as soon as possible. Not only will this ensure you get your vote correctly in any ballot and reduce the risk of Fujitsu taking your union to court – it will also allow your reps to spend time campaigning on pay and pensions rather than having to contact you individually to check your membership record.
It is vital that we keep membership records up to date throughout the period leading up to any ballot, during the ballot and throughout any industrial action – right up until we win.
In particular, for legal reasons, please ensure you let our membership secretary know:
- Any change of home address
- If you expect to be absent from work for a significant time (e.g. maternity leave, long-term sick, sabbatical) during the period when industrial action might take place (probably from September 2009)
- If you expect to leave the company before or during the period when industrial action might take place (probably from September 2009)
Of course, it would also be useful if you let our membership secretary know about any other changes to your contact details.