Fujitsu Voice By-Elections

Most employees should in the next few days be receiving an external email from “Electoral Reform” inviting you to vote in by-elections for a number of vacancies on Fujitsu Voice, the company’s forum for informing and consulting employees at a UK level.
Please keep this email for reference until you have voted.
UNITE and PCS are urging employees to vote for the following candidates:

Professional Community constituency Please vote for:
Operations (OPC)
  1. Helen Kerr (UNITE, Stevenage)
  2. Pauline Bradburn (UNITE, Manchester)
  3. Greg Mathews (UNITE, Scotland)
  4. Martin Bright (PCS, Telford)
Service Delivery Management & General Management Christine Williams (PCS, Swansea)
Finance and Human Resources Roberta Kilty (UNITE, Warrington)
There are no by-elections in the remaining professional communities so employees will not receive ballot emails.

After you have voted for the union-backed candidates, please vote for as many of the other candidates as you wish.
While Fujitsu Voice is no substitute for independent union organisation, it has an important role to play. The best outcome for employees is to have both strong union organisation and Fujitsu Voice working effectively. We need the two complementing each other and to avoid allowing the company to use one to undermine the other.
Electing union members onto Fujitsu Voice is good for all employees. They are in a better position to ensure Voice and the unions complement each other rather than compete. They have access to information and support from their union – including legal support when appropriate. And they can use the unions’ independent communication channels to help overcome any barriers created by the company.
For more information on Fujitsu Voice, see the briefing pack UNITE put together when Voice was first set up.

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