Your reps have called a lunchtime meeting to discuss the ongoing situation regarding Alan Jenney.
The company have not yet changed their position and therefore we need to explore the next phases of the campaign to put pressure on the company to halt the redundancy.

• Defend Alan Jenney – motion to ballot on industrial action; campaigning.
• Unite Fair and Transparent Pay in IT Services campaign – update.
• Election of Reps – please contact your reps if you wish to stand.

For suggestions on further items for discussion or motions to be added, please advise us or any of the reps by 11am, Wednesday, 25th May 2011.
Location – CR 0-1, CRE02
Date – Thursday, 26th May, 2011
Time – 12.30pm – 1.30pm, prompt start

CR 0-1 is the conference room on the ground floor at CRE02, behind reception. Extra chairs will be provided.
Please encourage all members you know to attend. This is a members’ meeting.
Please make arrangements with your manager in advance for cover whilst you attend the meeting if this is necessary.
Defend Alan Jenney
The company’s treatment of Alan continues in breach of Fujitsu’s processes and agreements with the Union, and is inconsistent with how other employees are dealt with. The company is seeking dismissal through redundancy, exploiting a reorganisation in the team Alan is a part of. This victimisation threatens the ability of any rep to deal with any issue on behalf of any employee.
As we know, Fujitsu’s attempts to victimise reps can be successfully stopped.
We need your help to persuade the company to stop this unnecessary redundancy and focus on redeployment. Come to the meeting to find out about the next steps.
The motion will be published in advance of the meeting.
Pay Fairness and Transparency
Reps attended the IT Services Combine on Friday, an update will be given.
The campaign aims to deliver a fair and transparent pay and benefits for employees across the IT industry. The belief is that the pay and benefits systems are secretive, unfair and may be discriminatory. Unite will be gathering information and evidence using a survey of staff.
If you would like to see your employer implement the Unite IT Charter, please visit the website.
Unite Representatives around CRE02
There are five accredited reps at CRE02.
In addition, there are all sorts of activities that you can be involved in: Health and Safety (heating, spills, icy roads or security), the Environment (recycling, transport), Equality, Learning (for example, see a recent learning newsletter from the Manchester Learning Reps).
If you would like to be involved as a contact in one of these areas, contact one of the CRE02 reps. Elections are taking place at the members’ meeting.

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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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