Elect Your Combine Committee

The Combine Committee is elected by and from UNITE members working for Fujitsu across the UK to play an important coordinating role nationally and regionally.
Members on the Combine Committee are expected to:

  1. Encourage members in their constituency to hold meetings, elect reps and get involved at a local level
  2. Seek views from members, reps and contacts in their constituency
  3. Work together as a team
  4. Maximise members’ involvement in decision making
  5. Take part in combine committee discussions and decision-making
  6. Report back to members, reps and contacts in their constituency
  7. Coordinate with reps and contacts in their constituency, including encouraging them to undertake training and gain accreditation
  8. Liaise with the union full-time officers covering Fujitsu in their constituency

There are currently a number of vacancies:

Constituency “Combine-21” Committee seats Reps
London, South and East 4 (STE: 1, Any: 3) Dave Seymour
Helen Kerr
Tony Bishop
Midlands 2 (SOL: 1, Any: 1) Alasdair Lewis
Yorkshire, North-East and Scotland 2 Barbara Horton
John Garvani
Northern Ireland 2 (IRE11: 1, Any: 1) Guillaume Chesnel
John Walsh
North-West 3 (CRE: 1, WAR: 1, Any: 1) Alan Jenney
Isabel Hay
Robert (Wilf) Williams
Thames Valley, South-West and Wales 3 Chris Forrest
Chris Woolley
Manchester bargaining unit 5 Ben Ashdown
Ian Allinson
Jay Lieberman
Lynne Hodge
Pauline Bradburn

If you would like to stand for any of the vacancies, please contact your reps including:

  • Your name
  • Your contractual base location
  • Your work email address (and private email address if you have one)
  • Your work phone number (and a mobile number if you have one)
  • An election statement of up to 100 words (examples are available on request)

Nominations will close on Wednesday 2nd November.
You may have noticed that Alan Jenney is still listed on the Combine Committee for the North-West. UNITE is supporting the campaign to Defend Alan Jenney and he is asking for reinstatement. The Committee felt that members had elected him and he should not be removed from his position simply because of the company’s attempt to victimise him.

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'Fujitsu Whistleblower' hotline. Concerned about unethical or illegal practices? Contact the hotline on 0800 852 7479 or fujitsu.whistleblowers@unitetheunion.org. It is run by Unite the Union and your identity will be kept strictly confidential. Don't let Fujitsu silence whistleblowers.

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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