Engineering Services Job Cuts

On Friday, Andy Mears, the Director of Engineering Services, wrote to his staff outlining further cost-cutting, including a reduction in Engineering Services headcount, which he hopes to achieve without redundancies.
The company has committed to engage with both UNITE and the PCS union, as well as holding “Engineers’ Forums”. If elections are held to these forums please consider standing and keep your union reps informed.
UNITE has considerable experience of protecting members through staffing changes, not only through the recent “Project Cherry” redundancies, but also month-in, month-out in smaller scale job cuts where redundancies are often entirely avoided. The “Annex 1” agreement which covers staff in the Manchester Bargaining Unit has often provided a model of good practice, much of which can be applied elsewhere.

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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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