Manchester: Action Plans

Talks to try to resolve the dispute are still ongoing. Unless they prove successful, the action planned for tomorrow (see below) will go ahead. If talks are successful, a further email will be issued and a notice posted on www.ourunion.org.uk/news.
Tuesday 4th October STRIKE DAY
Questions? See UNITE’s Q&A on industrial action.
Picketing:

  • MAN33/34/35: 06:30 – 10:00 Fujitsu, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP
  • MAN23: 07:00 – 08:30 Fujitsu, Unit 4, Michigan Park, Michigan Avenue, Broadway, Salford, M50 2GY

Protest:

Assemble 12:00, rally 12:10
Barbirolli Square, Manchester M2 3GX (near the big pebble outside the Bridgewater Hall, off Lower Mosley Street). Map
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This location for this protest has been agreed with the police and is just opposite where Duncan Tait (Fujitsu UK & Ireland’s Chief Executive Officer) is due to speak at a fringe meeting at the Tory conference at 12:30.
All members are urged to attend to ensure we send the strongest message possible that Fujitsu should resolve the dispute by honouring its agreements and stopping picking on reps.
Other campaigning activities are being planned for the afternoon.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the UNITE Fujitsu delegation at the demonstration yesterday, where members handed out thousands of leaflets about our campaign.

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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK are fighting over job security, for union recognition, against victimisation of reps, and over pay and pensions. Members nationally took industrial from 28 February including 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike, after 12 days of local strikes in Manchester.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer.

Further information is available here including a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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