Disability

You probably saw the Fujitsu “good news” story about Duncan Tait signing up signing the company up to the Employers’ Forum on Disability “Accessible Technology Charter”.
You are covered by the disability provisions of the Equality Act if you have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. This means that most of us are likely to be covered at some stage in our lives.
A central aspect of the legislation is the right to request “reasonable adjustments” to remove barriers to participation for people with disabilities. The adjustments could by physical (e.g. providing alternative equipment) or to processes (e.g. sickness management) or practices (e.g. working hours).
You may find the commitments in the charter helpful if you are seeking reasonable adjustments.

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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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