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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'Fujitsu Whistleblower' hotline. Concerned about unethical or illegal practices? Contact the hotline on 0800 852 7479 or fujitsu.whistleblowers@unitetheunion.org. It is run by Unite the Union and your identity will be kept strictly confidential. Don't let Fujitsu silence whistleblowers.

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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