Consultative Ballot – 4 days to go!
Ballot papers will be posted out to UNITE members employed by Fujitsu Services in the UK on Monday 3rd August.
Your reps are urging you to vote YES + YES and return your vote straight away when you receive your ballot paper.

YES

X

YES

X


A big YES + YES vote is essential if we are to secure the goals agreed by members:
Pay:
1. A fairer pay system
2. More money for employees
Pensions:
3. Defend the ICL DB pension scheme
4. Improve pension provision for those with something worse

Your reps are building up a set of Frequently Asked Questions about the consultative ballot, and these are now available online.
Please send in any further questions you have for the FAQ.
Industrial action is a last resort, but unless the company sees that employees are prepared to stand up for themselves, they will keep coming back for more. We have to say Enough Is Enough!
Many people didn’t believe that union members in Manchester could achieve successful outcomes to the disputes in 2003 and 2006-7 – but they did. Many people didn’t believe that union members at Visteon, Linamar or Lindsay Oil Refinery could win – but they did. If we don’t fight, we are bound to lose. If we do fight, we can win.
Recent company results show that the company can afford to meet our demands. But senior managers think they can make higher profits by giving us worse pay and pensions. We have to give them a reason to change their minds – we have to remind them that it is the employees who deliver the vital services our customers rely on, and who deliver the company’s profits.
With the FT carrying an article headlined “Fujitsu targets record profit in 2011” last week, why should we be tightening our belts?
Lots of Fujitsu staff are joining UNITE at the moment. Your reps have collated and anonymised comments from some of those who’ve joined this year and published them on CafeVIK. They give a very good indication of how people feel and may help you encourage colleagues to join.

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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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