The UNITE Greater Manchester IT Branch has called a “Defend Our Pensions” public meeting next Monday.
Whether your prime concern is Jobs, Pay or Pensions, this is an important meeting to build support for our campaign. It will be taking place after the results of the UNITE and PCS ballots are announced, but before industrial action could start. Please do your utmost to attend, and bring along your colleagues, friends and family.

Defend Our Pensions
Public Meeting
7pm, Monday 2nd November
Main Hall, Mechanics Institute

103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD (entrance on Major Street)
Pensions are under attack. Private companies including Fujitsu, Barclays, Morrisons, Dairy Crest, Costain, IBM, CSC and Steria are trying to close final salary schemes to existing members. Pension deficits, including that in Royal Mail, are all over the news, rarely with an explanation of the pensions holidays taken by employers in the boom years. Many politicians and the media are trying to create divisions between public and private sector workers in preparation for further attacks on public sector pensions. The state pension remains inadequate, leaving many pensioners in poverty, and the state pension age keeps rising.
But the attacks are provoking resistance. Come and join this Public Meeting to build the campaigns to Defend Our Pensions.
Speakers:
· Pete Keenlyside, CWU NEC
· Jimmy Thornton, UNITE Branch Sec, Manchester City Council
· Lindsey Adams, UNITE Workplace & Equality Rep, Barclays (to be confirmed)
· Dot Gibson, General Secretary, National Pensioners Convention
· Ian Allinson, Chair UNITE Combine Committee, Fujitsu
Chair: Sharon Green, Manchester TUC President, PCS
Called by UNITE Greater Manchester IT Branch
www.ourunion.org.uk
Supported by Manchester TUC
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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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