Manchester: Update to Emplyees on 2012 Pay Review

Further to our update on 14th May, pay negotiations began last week.
The company is delaying making a pay offer until it has finalised the guidelines for employees outside the bargaining unit.  The company believes that its approach to the 2012 pay review for employees outside the bargaining unit will be a compelling offer for UNITE members in the bargaining unit to consider.  UNITE members discussed this and have asked the company to work with the union “to produce a negotiated offer that better reflects the needs and priorities of employees in the bargaining unit”, whether or not the company also wishes to make an offer based on the “standard” pay guidelines for those outside the bargaining unit.
The delay in the offer meant that a new timetable for the negotiations had to be agreed to ensure that pay reviews can be implemented for 1st August 2012:

Stage 1:

  • Negotiations continue: Wednesday 6th, Friday 8th and Wednesday 13th June
  • Company offer to UNITE by: Wednesday 13th June
  • UNITE members’ meeting and response to offer: Thursday 14th June
Stage 2 (if required):

  • Negotiations: Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st June
  • Company offer to UNITE by: Thursday 21st June
  • UNITE members’ meeting and response to offer: Friday 22nd June
Stage 3 (if required):

  • Negotiations: Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July
  • Company offer to UNITE by: Friday 6th July
  • UNITE members’ meeting and response to offer Friday 13th July

For reference you can find UNITE’s pay claim here.
As previously highlighted, all appraisals for employees in the Manchester bargaining unit should have been completed and PACs uploaded by the end of April, to feed in to the pay review process.  We urge all managers to complete this process as quickly as possible.  All employees are encouraged to check that their appraisal and PAC is on the online system and raise this with their manager if it is not and escalate any delay if necessary.
We will continue to keep you updated throughout the process.

Fujitsu negotiating team:
Catherine Kelly
Chris Bridgland
Ellie Sims
Richard Batty
Stuart Chadwick
Unite the Union pay & benefits team:
Ian Allinson
Lynne Hodge
Mark Norman
Pauline Bradburn
Phil Tepper
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