Pensions progress

One of the issues which led to the industrial action in Manchester was the company’s failure to implement its commitment in the national ACAS agreement of February 2010 to set up a body to consult members of the FJUK Defined Contribution pension scheme. This was also one of the issues addressed by the joint UNITE-PCS pensions petition.
UNITE can now report that Fujitsu has agreed Terms of Reference for a new “FJUK Plan Consultation Group”. This is a very important step forward – well done to everyone who supported the campaign.
The first meeting of the new body will be held by the end of March 2012. Employee representation will comprise:

  • Two chosen by and from the elected representatives of Fujitsu Voice
  • Two representatives from PCS
  • Two representatives from Unite
  • Four employees directly elected for the purpose by and from the active members of the FJUK Plan

Please get in touch as soon as possible if you might be interested in taking part in the new body, so that UNITE can assist with training or the election process. Having won this new consultation body, it is important we make it work as well as possible.
UNITE has published a full copy of the Terms of Reference for the group here

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Sign the petition – defend the union

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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