Fujitsu North West: London Protest, Local Pickets

The priority for Friday will be the “Scrooge” protest outside Fujitsu’s HQ at LON22, which is 22 Baker Street, London, W1U 3BW (map) at 12:00 on Friday 18th December. Fujitsu will be visited by the ghosts of pensions past, jobs present and pay that is yet to come. The protest should attract considerable media interest, helping our campaign. The intention is then to pop round the corner onto Oxford Street to leaflet outside one or two of Fujitsu’s High Street customers.
We need as many members as possible to join the London protest on 18th December (the first strike day). As this is not a picket, you can bring along family, friends, or even colleagues who left on Friday!
UNITE in the north-west has agreed to pay for transport, and is putting on a coach, which will pick up:

  • Leaving 6am sharp, Chorlton Street, Manchester City Centre (map), alongside the coach station
  • Be at M6 Knutsford Services (southbound) by 6:20am
  • Be at M6 Sandbach Services (southbound) by 6:35am

Please note the CHANGE to the pick-ups previously announced. You may also wish to speak to your local reps to arrange to arrange lifts to the pick-up points for those who need them.
If you want a place on the coach, please BOOK IT NOW, stating where you want to be picked up and providing a mobile phone number if you can. The coach will leave London for the return journey at 3pm. Please book a place even if you have already said you want to come.
There will also be pickets on Friday at a number of sites including Manchester, Warrington and Crewe, as well as other campaign activities. Please talk to your local reps about arrangements.

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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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