Consultative Ballot UPDATE

Ballot papers were posted out on Monday to all UNITE members employed by Fujitsu Services in the UK. If you are one of these members and haven’t received yours by Friday 7th August, please let UNITE know.
If you have received your ballot paper, please return it without delay. Your reps are urging you to vote YES + YES to send the strongest possible message to the company that Enough Is Enough. Our goals are:
1. A fairer pay system
2. More money for employees
3. Defend the ICL DB pension scheme
4. Improve pension provision for those with something worse

Peter Skyte, the UNITE National Officer for the IT & Communications sector says:

“Fujitsu Services is a highly profitable and successful company which is seeking to take advantage of the recession to attack the pay, pensions and conditions of its workforce.”
“Our experience as a union shows that where members act together to protect and advance their pay and conditions, it is possible to persuade a company like Fujitsu to think again, and that is why we are calling for the maximum support for our pay and pensions campaign and for you to vote YES/YES in the consultative ballot.”

Whilst the way you vote is completely secret, please use the voting button to let your reps know when you’ve posted back your ballot paper. This will enable your reps to work to maximise the turnout without pestering members who have already voted.
Our colleagues in PCS, our sister union in Fujitsu, are organising a consultative ballot of their members at the same time, which all adds to the pressure on the company.
Our ballot has already attracted considerable interest from the media, with coverage from the Daily Mail to Socialist Worker, The Register to Computer Weekly, the Irish Examiner to the Belfast Telegraph and Professional Pensions to CIO UK.
We’re getting support for our campaign from far and wide. UNITE has now published the first batch of messages of support. There’s nothing wrong in standing up to protect you and yours against employer greed.
Questions? Don’t forget the consultative ballot FAQ.

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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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