UNITE Subs

New contribution rates are effective from 1st September 2009, which are on the unionís web site. In the current economic climate any increase in subs is unwelcome, but itís worth remembering:
a) The increase was agreed as part of a package that included increasing basic dispute benefit (strike pay) from £12 per day to £30 a day Ė an increase of 150%
b) We need our union to have the resources to support us effectively
c) Subs have gone up only 17% in 10 years Ė well below inflation
d) This is the first subs increase for several years
e) UNITE subs are historically low as a proportion of pay, and are lower than many other unions

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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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