UNITE issues notice of further strikes at Fujitsu

UNITE has today issued the official notice of industrial action.
The following is an extract from the notice:

Following their vote for industrial action, our 1,454 Unite the Union members, who are employed by the company at various sites in the UK and not posted abroad, as per the attached breakdown, are hereby called upon to take industrial action.

The action will be discontinuous strike action for five days on Friday 22 January, Friday 29 January, Monday 1 February, Friday 5 February and Monday 8 February 2010.

In addition our members in Northern Ireland will take discontinuous strike action for one day on Tuesday 26 January 2010; and our members in Scotland, England and Wales will take discontinuous strike action for one day on Wednesday 27 January 2010.

This industrial action is in addition to that called for in our letter of 11 December 2009.

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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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