Dispute progress and Manchester Members’ Meeting

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.

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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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