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 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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