Northern Ireland Members’ Meeting, 7th February 2012

Important UNITE meeting on 7th February – Branch re-organisation / FJ-Unite Agreement / Rep election
In the context of the current UNITE re-organisation, your Fujitsu Combine Committee proposes to establish Fujitsu-specific UNITE branches based on various geographical locations.
It is proposed to create a UNITE Fujitsu branch in Northern Ireland, including the Belfast and Derry offices.
Having our own branch will strengthen the union and bring resources closer to the members. One aspect of this move is to involve few members in branch officer positions, such as chair, secretary, treasurer and equality officer. You will continue to elect UNITE reps in the usual way. While members’ subs won’t change, it will give Fujitsu members access to more resources as well as better access, control and flexibility.
This re-organisation suits the new agreement signed between Unite and Fujitsu, as UNITE reps across the UK will be able to allocate some of their work time on certain union tasks and issues.
Your reps have organised a members’ meeting to discuss this important move:
Tuesday 7th February at 12:30
IRE11 – Conference Room 1 and 2

We will provide further updates on the Manchester and Crewe action, as well as issues raised in recent communications.
Further details on this re-organisation can be found in this document: http://www.ianallinson.co.uk/Unite%20Branch%20Financing%20Dec%2011%20EC.doc
Important: As Sean Mcgurk (Rep in IRE11) has left FJ last week, we are looking for at least one more person willing stand as Rep. Please contact us if you are willing to step in. Thanks to Sean for all his work on behalf of members.

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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.

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