UNITE and Fujitsu continue to make progress towards resolving the long-running dispute which started over breaches of agreements, a breakdown in industrial relations and victimisation of reps.
Recent developments in Manchester include:
- If the dispute is settled, there will be additional pay rises for 780 people in the Manchester bargaining unit, backdated to 1st August 2011, bringing the total spend to 2.65% plus promotions, compared to a claimed 2% plus promotions for those who haven’t yet won union recognition
- Correcting the terms for a number of employees who had been put in the “interim” Out Of Hours guidelines, which are not meant to be used in Manchester
- Improvements to the Rise+ Service Desk jobs, development and pay framework, towards the point where it can be used for pay in the bargaining unit instead of the old D1-D4 system
Work on a number of issues is ongoing.
UNITE is holding a meeting for all members in scope of the Manchester Recognition Agreement at 10am on Friday 20th January in the MAN35 canteen. The meeting will decide whether to accept a company offer and end the industrial action (which is currently suspended) or to resume industrial action.