Chipping Away

The UNITE newsletter on 20th December highlighted the attempt by the company to “level down” terms and conditions for people working Out Of Hours (overtime, shifts, standby).
The company is trying to reduce what it pays out as a bonus for people who succeed in complying with the onerous requirements of DV security clearance.
It also wants to cap the mileage rate for staff using their own cars on company business (POV rate) at 40p per mile, despite rising fuel costs. This would effectively mean those without company cars or allowances (typically the lower paid) paying part of the cost themselves when travelling on business.
If you are affected by any of these issues, or other cost-cutting at your expense, it is important that you talk to one of your local UNITE reps at the earliest stage possible.
The best way to protect our jobs, pay and conditions is to build a stronger union within Fujitsu. If you have a few colleagues who you think might be interested in this newsletter, why not pass it on? If you are one of those colleagues and are interested in finding out more about UNITE, why not get in touch?

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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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