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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'Fujitsu Whistleblower' hotline. Concerned about unethical or illegal practices? Contact the hotline on 0800 852 7479 or fujitsu.whistleblowers@unitetheunion.org. It is run by Unite the Union and your identity will be kept strictly confidential. Don't let Fujitsu silence whistleblowers.

Unite members working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit have taken 32 strike days over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

Industrial action is currently suspended but the fight continues.

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

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