Your reps are calling a Lunchtime CRE02 Members’ Meeting:

Tuesday, 14th June
12.30pm</b<
– 1.30pm, prompt start
Conference room CR 0-2, CRE02 (behind reception)

Please encourage all members you know to attend. Please make arrangements with your manager in advance for cover whilst you attend the meeting if this is necessary.
The meeting will discuss the latest developments in the campaign to defend Alan Jenney and our union organisation, and take decisions on future plans.
The company originally said that Alan’s 90 days started on 29th March. However, in a recent letter to Alan the company has referred to 9th July as the end of consultation, an extension which helps efforts to prevent his dismissal.
However, the company is continuing to deal with Alan’s case in a way which is time-consuming and confrontational, rather than putting time and energy into securing redeployment. The company is well aware that another employee has volunteered to swap with Alan, volunteering for redundancy. Alan is covered by the Security of Employment Agreement (SEA) which clearly says “If the efficiency of the unit or the Department is not impaired by the departure of the volunteer, then he/she will be included in any list of redundant personnel”. It is crystal clear that the other employee could be released, so the company can resolve the dispute easily, simply by sticking to the SEA.
The main purpose of the meeting is to decide on next phase of the campaign. We will also discuss the site-wide e-mail from the company about the issue.
Agenda

  • Defend Alan Jenney
    • Campaign report
    • News about the petition
    • Ballot
    • Preparations for Picket Practice
    • External Leverage
  • AOB

For suggestions on further urgent items for discussion or motions to be added, please advise Alan Jenney or any of the other reps by 11am, Monday, 13th June 2011.

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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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