Your representation, meetings near you

Thanks to all the members who took part in the email voting to decide the new UNITE Combine Committee structure for Fujitsu in the UK.  The result was overwhelming endorsement of the proposals sent out on 15th May.
The next step for members to deciding who will represent you is the election of your local reps around the company.
Every rep needs to be nominated – whether as a new rep or to be re-elected.  See below for details.
Elections will take place at members’ meetings around the country during June:

Combine Constituency Location Meeting details
Manchester Bargaining Unit MAN23/33/34 + HOM99 Friday 22nd June, 1:30-3:30pm
MAN35 canteen
NOTE: There is also a members’ meeting on Thursday 14th June to discuss the stage 1 pay offer.
London & Eastern London Please get in touch if you are willing to stand for election.
Voting will be by email.
Stevenage Wednesday 13th June, 12:30 – 13:30 STE04 Room 108
Midlands   TBC. Please get in touch if you are willing to stand for election.
(via phone conference)
North-East, Yorkshire, Humberside and Scotland Wakefield Friday 8th June, 12:30-1:30pm
Kenningley Room, WAK01
Northern Ireland Belfast Wednesday 20th June, 12:30pm conference room 1 & 2, IRE11
Derry TBC. Please get in touch if you are willing to stand for election.
North-West (excluding Manchester bargaining unit) Crewe Thursday 14th June, 12:30-13:30pm
Conference Room 0-3, CRE02
Warrington Wednesday 20th June, 12:00 or 13:00 (two sessions to cover shifts)
WAR08 G01 (ground floor)
#South-East, South-West and Wales Basingstoke TBC. Please get in touch if you are willing to stand for election.
Bracknell TBC. Please get in touch if you are willing to stand for election.
Reading TBC. Please get in touch if you are willing to stand for election.
Slough TBC. Please get in touch if you are willing to stand for election.
Wales TBC. Please get in touch if you are willing to stand for election.
Other elections    
Engineering Services   See below
RBS bargaining unit   See below
Other areas   If you are not in one of the areas listed above and are willing to stand, please get in touch – see below.

Members contractually based at HOM99 are welcome to attend a meeting convenient for them.  If there are candidates who wish to stand for election in Engineering Services or the RBS bargaining unit, these elections will be conducted by email due to the geographical distribution of the members.
If you are willing to stand for election, please send an email as soon as possible including:

  • Your name
  • Where you are standing for election (e.g. site, bargaining unit)
  • Your contractual base location
  • What position(s) you are standing for: Workplace Rep, Health & Safety Rep, Learning Rep, Equality Rep, Environmental Rep
  • Fujitsu email address
  • Private email address (if you have one)
  • Phone number(s)
  • Optionally, a statement of up to 100 words explaining why members should elect you (examples available on request)

If you aren’t willing to stand for election yourself, please think about who you would like to represent you and encourage them to stand.  Reps are the bedrock of union organisation.
In Fujitsu UNITE holds elections for reps every year to encourage participation and accountability.  All existing reps need to stand for re-election, with the exception of Robert Taylor and Mike Philliskirk who were elected in Engineering Services earlier this month.
If you have any questions, please ask via one of your existing reps or contact us.

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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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