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 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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