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 2 (if required):
|Stage 3 (if required):
For reference you can find UNITEs 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:
|Unite the Union pay & benefits team: