Thanks to everyone who completed UNITEs survey as part of the campaign for fair and transparent pay and benefits in the IT Services industry. The survey (along with equivalents for other major companies in the sector) is now closed and we hope the main results will be announced soon.
One thing that jumped out from the results was that many Fujitsu employees don’t know their own pay “comparators” – the basis of pay reviews. For years Fujitsu kept these secret, but persistent campaigning and legal action is gradually opening them up. You can access yours by:
- Log on to the Performance Plus system on CafeVIK
- Under “Employee Self Service” select “Personal Details”
- Select “Pay and Benefits”;
The screen should show the median salary, which is the median for Fujitsu Services employees in the UK in your role code. Note that the figures have not been updated for a couple of years, but they are still in use.
For employees in Service Desks managed on the D1-D4 or Rise+ pay systems, the medians are not used and the correct comparators are not yet displayed. The company has promised UNITE that information about D1-D4 and Rise+ will begin to be added to Self Service shortly – one of the gains of the recent dispute in Manchester.
To use the comparators in discussions about your pay with your manager, you also need to know how they are supposed to be applied. The key documents for 2011 pay reviews are here.
As discussion begins about the 2012 pay review, it appears that company resistance to some of the points UNITE has been putting forward may be softening. At the recent Fujitsu Voice meeting, Duncan Tait asked for views about how pay should be distributed and even acknowledged that many employees would like some “Cost Of Living” element to pay reviews.
Fujitsu Voice reps are asking for input from constituents on this. When giving your input to them, please consider the points from the “Fair Pay Charter” that UNITE reps in our industry developed last year:
|unITe Fair Pay Charter
To ensure a consistent approach to pay and benefits which is fair, transparent and not discriminatory, Unite is asking companies in the IT Services sector to sign up to our Fair Pay Charter and incorporate the following principles into their pay systems: