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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Sign the petition – defend the union

Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK are fighting over job security, for union recognition, against victimisation of reps, and over pay and pensions. Members nationally took industrial from 28 February including 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike, after 12 days of local strikes in Manchester.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer.

Further information is available here including a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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