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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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK have been taking industrial as part of their dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions. Action from 28 February has included 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED while members consider an offer from Fujitsu.

The national dispute follows the resolution of a local dispute in Manchester which included 12 strike days.

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

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