Unite members in Bootle “Locked Out”

149 UNITE members employed by Austrian multi-national packaging company, Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP) in Bootle, Merseyside have been locked out by the company since 18 February.
Members took lawful industrial action to support a previous agreement reached with MMP and to stop the selection by the company of those to be made redundant. MMP locked the gates of the Bootle site. UNITE members have been picketing the site since and are campaigning to get the company to end the lockout and enter proper negotiations.
For more information, see the UNITE newsflash. This also gives information about where you can send messages of protest, messages of support, or financial contributions for the locked-out workers. Your UNITE Fujitsu Combine Committee has already sent a small contribution from our fund, and would encourage individuals to contribute too.

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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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