Notice of Industrial action at Fujitsu Crewe

NOTICE OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION
On Tuesday UNITE reported the failure of Tuesday’s talks with Fujitsu to resolve the dispute, despite both the assistance of ACAS and UNITE’s direct approach to Fujitsu UK & Ireland CEO Duncan Tait.
UNITE has called a strike in Manchester for Monday 19th September (for 24hrs, starting at 00:01 am), and PCS have called a strike for the same day. The Crewe members’ meeting last Thursday voted on a motion for Crewe joining the action on Monday 19th September (for 24hrs, starting at 00:001 am), which was carried unopposed.
UNITE has now issued the call for industrial action below. This affects all employees of Fujitsu Services Limited whose ‘contractual base location’ site code is CRE02.
A copy of the full notice sent to Fujitsu is available here.


FUJITSU SERVICES LTD, CREWE
REQUEST FOR AUTHORITY TO TAKE INDUSTRIAL ACTION

We refer to your faxed request of 9 September 2011.
Following their vote for industrial action, our 63 members who are employed by the company at the above site defined as those whose ‘contractual base location’ site code is CRE02 as per the attached breakdown, are hereby called upon to take industrial action.
The action will be discontinuous strike action consisting of a twenty-four hour stoppage commencing at 00.001 hours on Monday 19 September 2011.
This industrial action is supplemental to that called for in our notice of 23 June 2011 Please find attached a copy of the notice we have faxed to the employers.
Yours fraternally
LEGAL SERVICES

By Fax and by Post
Our Ref. BALLOTS/CO
12 September 2011
NOTICE TO EMPLOYER OF PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL ACTION

TO: Fujitsu Services Limited (Crewe)
This notice is given for the purposes of Section 234A Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and is supplemental to our notice of 23 June2011,
Unite the Union is asking those 63 members who are employed by the company at the above site defined as those whose ‘contractual base location’ site code is CREO2 as per the attached breakdown, to take industrial action
Please note that the above description has been prepared from central membership records which have been checked at local level and updated, as appropriate, for this ballot.
The action will be discontinuous strike action consisting of a twenty-four hour stoppage commencing at 00.001 hours on Monday 19 September 2011.
Att

The law requires that seven days’ notice be given to the company. No action can be taken during this time other than the action short of strike for which notice was given on 23rd June 2011.
Please talk to your reps about getting involved in the activities on the day and look out for emails with more details.
Please ensure you promptly inform our membership secretary, Michael Thomas, of any change to your membership details (e.g. home address, contractual base location, contact details).

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