Pensions Update

Fujitsu has confirmed a further extension to the timescales for the proposed closure of the ICL Defined Benefit pension plan.
Consultation on pensions will not end before 23rd October 2009 and no member would be affected by the change prior to 28th February 2010 (longer if on more than 13 weeks notice).
This is welcome news, but we still need to see real movement in the company’s position.

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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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