Around 30th November

If you’ve seen any news in recent weeks you will be aware that UNITE, along with many other unions, is preparing for coordinated industrial action on 30th November. Around 3 million workers are expected to take part, which would be the largest single day of industrial action in the UK since the General Strike of 1926.
If our dispute isn’t resolved, it is possible that some UNITE members in Fujitsu could be taking industrial action that day.
Most of the strikers will be staff in the public sector defending their pensions – very similar to issues we fought over in Fujitsu. UNITE has produced a leaflet explaining why private sector workers should support their campaign.
Whether you’re striking on 30th November or not, please show your support and solidarity. You could visit a picket line or two before work, or join one of the rallies taking place around the country.
If you want to book leave for 30th November you are advised to do so as soon as possible – many parents will need to take the day off as most schools will be closed.
As part of the preparations for 30th and beyond, a major “Unite the Resistance” convention is being held in London on 19th November. Our Combine Committee has decided to support the event, both to show our solidarity with colleagues elsewhere, and because this will be a great opportunity to publicise our own campaign if the dispute has not been resolved by then.
If you could attend on 19th November, please let your reps know as soon as possible.

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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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