Fujitsu Crewe – Notice of Industrial Action Ballot

In line with the decision taken unanimously by members at their meeting last Thursday, UNITE has now issued the formal notice to Fujitsu for the industrial action ballot.
The official notice of ballot to members is below. The notice sent to the employer is here.
It was agreed at the members’ meeting that it was important to achieve the highest possible turnout in the ballot and a big YES+YES vote in order to have the best possible chance of preventing the company dismissing Alan Jenney and undermining our union organisation.
UNITE continues to do its utmost to resolve the issue before any industrial action is needed.
Please keep your eyes open for union notices in the coming days which will explain more about the campaign.
It is vital that you keep your UNITE membership record up to date throughout the period of the ballot and any subsequent industrial action. Please contact our membership secretary, Michael Thomas with any updates to your membership record.
The Union intends to conduct a ballot for industrial action of the members who are employed by Fujitsu Services Limited at the Crewe site defined as those whose ‘contractual base location’ site code is CRE02.
Voting papers will be sent out on Thursday 9th June 2011. If you have not received a voting paper by Tuesday 14th June 2011 you should contact Alan Jenney or Michael Thomas IMMEDIATELY.
The names of the members to be balloted are available at from Alan Jenney or Michael Thomas. If you are entitled to vote in the ballot please check that you are on the list and that your address is accurately recorded.
If you know anyone who is away from work at the moment but who should be included in the ballot, please give his/her name to Alan Jenney or Michael Thomas so that we can check whether your colleague should be sent a voting paper.

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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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