Local Meetings: Crewe, Manchester, Solihull, Staines, More…

Crewe
Fujitsu Crewe had its biggest union meeting ever on 1st July, and there were more who sent apologies for being unable to attend.
Members discussed the pay and pensions campaign and the feedback was strong that members wanted to take action if that was necessary. Several members volunteered to help with the campaign. Members took away “UNITE for Fair Pay” lanyards.
Bob Anderson, Alan Jenney, Adrian Prince, Stephen Ryan and Robert (Wilf) Williams were elected as reps.
The following motion was agreed:
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 by liaising with the national combine to organise members’ local activities for the Pay and Pensions campaign.
The meeting agreed to send a message of support to Malcolm Tetlow and his colleagues in Manchester who were planning to protest against an apparent company intention to dismiss Malcolm in breach of the agreements.
A further lunchtime meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, 23rd July at 12.30pm. It will be held in room CR 0-2 at CRE02.
Manchester
There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) for all UNITE members in the Manchester bargaining unit:
10:30-12:00, Friday 10th July
MAN35 canteen

The meeting will discuss latest developments in the pay and pensions campaign.
Despite members protesting, the company went ahead and dismissed Malcolm Tetlow on Friday, in breach of our Recognition Agreement and Annex 1. The meeting will decide how to respond.
Solihull
A lunchtime UNITE meeting is planned for 12:30-1:30pm, Tuesday 14th July in Room 217, SOL10.
Staines
A lunchtime UNITE meeting is planned for 12:30-1:30pm, Wednesday 15th July in Room G03, ground floor, STN02.
When’s Yours?
With our “Enough Is Enough” campaign around pay and pensions gathering pace, it is important that you have the opportunity to meet up with your reps and other members to discuss the situation – wherever you are based.
If there’s not a meeting scheduled for your area, why not contact one of your local reps / contacts (see list below) to discuss setting one up?
If there’s no rep or contact where you are, why not volunteer?

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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 but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer and renewed campaign plans are being made.

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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