Goverment threat to redundancy rights

While millions of people bemoan the inadequacy of the legal protection for UK workers, the government is busy looking at how the balance of power can be further tilted towards employers.
One of the areas the government is looking at is reducing the minimum consultation periods for redundancy from the current 0/30/90 day levels Ė which are already shorter than many other European countries. At the recent Fujitsu Voice meeting, one of Fujitsuís HR Directors picked up on the government proposals in an attempt to justify Fujitsuís attempt to rush through some of its current redundancies in less than 90 days.
What a contrast with Fujitsuís approach to implementing the Agency Worker Regulations, which represented a small but important improvement in workersí rights. In that case, HR showed no enthusiasm for early implementation!
We need to defend what legal rights we have, and push for Fujitsu to exceed them.

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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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