The failure of Fujitsu management to deal fairly with employees is highlighted by the fact that it now faces industrial action in three separate areas.
UNITE action at CRE02 over the victimisation of Alan Jenney started with a strike on 30th June and action short of strike has been ongoing since then.
Yesterday UNITE called action involving Fujitsu employees in scope of the Manchester Recognition Agreement, over the breakdown in industrial relations, breaches of agreements and victimisation of reps. Action short of strike, matching that already being taken in Crewe, begins at 00:01 am on Wednesday 14th September. The first strike day (for 24hrs, starting at 00:01 am) is set for Monday 19th September.
PCS has called action over pay involving Fujitsu employees in the PCS bargaining unit. This will start with action short of strike from Monday 12th September, and a strike on Monday 19th September, the same day as UNITE in Manchester.
As a reminder, the UNITE action short of strike for those employees in scope is:
The ideas behind this are:
- Maximise disruption to the company at minimum cost to members, but this depends on employees discussing with each other and their reps how to make it effective in each area.
- Make it as difficult as possible for the company to reorganise work affected by industrial action (including by PCS)
- Highlight the detrimental changes to Out Of Hours arrangements
To help with the action short of strike, UNITE has produced a series of model letters employees can send to their manager. For more details, see section D of the Q&A produced before the action began in Crewe.