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 havenít yet won union recognition
  • Correcting the terms for a number of employees who had been put in the ďinterimĒ 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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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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