Fair and Transparent Pay and Benefits

Fujitsu’s survey of employees backs up UNITE’s decision to make fair and transparent pay and benefits our main campaign in the IT Services industry. Only 9% of people believe that the better their performance, the better their pay will be. It would have been interesting if the company had also asked whether people thought the better the company’s performance, the better their pay would be.
Fujitsu (predictably) refused to provide information in response to UNITE’s questions about the pay system, which were also sent to other major IT Services companies. What have they got to hide?
UNITE will soon launch the next step in the campaign, which will be a survey of employees designed to gather the sort of information which Fujitsu is declining to provide. It will be very important for members to encourage colleagues to complete this – we will need a good response to make the results statistically valid.
For more information about the campaign, see:
www.unitetheunion.org/itcharter
We can report another small step forwards from the company, building on the access to your own median through Self Service. If you contact HR Direct with a request for the median salary for a role that is currently being advertised on the internal opportunities site, and provide the RAR number and confirmation you are interested in applying for the role, HR Direct will release the median salary to you,.
Why not cut the cloak and dagger nonsense and publish the lot? Could it be embarrassment at the fat-cat salaries being received by some, while most of us are continually told to tighten our belts?
We previously welcomed the inclusion in the company standard pay guidelines of a gradual move towards “external” pay comparators, rather than just using the median salaries of Fujitsu’s own staff (which tend to fluctuate and are not linked to market rates). Sadly, the company didn’t actually implement this – no externally-based comparators have been provided to pay planning managers and the company has not answered any of UNITE’s questions about how they propose to generate them.

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