Fujitsu Manchester ballot result

Unite has declared the result of the ballot on industrial action at Manchester. Voting closed at noon today, Thursday 1st September. The official notice of the result is posted here.
You should not take any industrial action unless and until officially instructed to do so by the Union.
UNITE members in scope of the Manchester Recognition Agreement voted by 85.6% for industrial action short of strike and by 56.4% for strike action. A summary of the result is as follows:
Question: Are you prepared to take part in strike action?
Number of votes cast 202
Spoiled voting papers 1
Number voting YES 114 (56.4%)
Number voting NO 87 (43.1%)
Question: Are you prepared to take part in industrial action short of a strike?
Number of votes cast 202
Spoiled voting papers 1
Number voting YES 173 (85.6%)
Number voting NO 28 (13.9%)
Thanks to all members who returned their ballot papers.
Fujitsu will meet with UNITE for further negotiations assisted by ACAS on Tuesday 6th September.

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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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