The Cuts

The cuts are an issue for all of us. Many Fujitsu staff or our families will be impacted by the VAT rise, student fees, cuts in Education Maintenance Allowance, reduction in working tax credits, index linking of pensions and benefits, cuts in the services we all use and the jobs of the people who provide them.
But there may well be impact on us through Fujitsu too, as the public sector comprises most of our UK business. The government is demanding its suppliers “help” it save billions of pounds. However many good ideas we come up with to deliver “efficiency savings”, it would be naïve to think Fujitsu may not be tempted to deliver savings to government at our expense too.
We cannot protect our jobs, pay and public services by organising within Fujitsu alone – we need to be part of a wider movement to be strong enough to succeed.
UNITE is running a major national campaign under the heading “Don’t Break Britain – Cuts Kill Communities”. Please get involved however you can.
A key date for every member’s diary should be Saturday 26th March 2011.
The TUC has called a national demonstration against the cuts and UNITE wants every member who possibly can to attend. The union is organising transport from all around the country. Please book places for yourself, your family and friends now. The sooner the existing transport is filled, the sooner more can be arranged.

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'Fujitsu Whistleblower' hotline. Concerned about unethical or illegal practices? Contact the hotline on 0800 852 7479 or It is run by Unite the Union and your identity will be kept strictly confidential. Don't let Fujitsu silence whistleblowers.

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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