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 – which are already shorter than many other European countries. At the recent Fujitsu Voice meeting, one of Fujitsu’s HR Directors picked up on the government proposals in an attempt to justify Fujitsu’s attempt to rush through some of its current redundancies in less than 90 days.
What a contrast with Fujitsu’s approach to implementing the Agency Worker Regulations, which represented a small but important improvement in workers’ 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 working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit have voted for more industrial action over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

Strike days announced so far are:

  • Wed 24 – Fri 26 Jan 2018
  • Tue 30 Jan 2018
  • Thu 8 Feb – Wed 14 Feb 2018

Further information is available here including a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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