UNITE resources for you

Apart from your reps, there are many other resources available to you as a UNITE member in Fujitsu.
One of the best is the online publications database we have subscribed to from the Labour Research Department (LRD).  The LRD (which despite the name is not linked to the Labour Party) provides authoritative plain-English information on all kinds of issues affecting members from employment law to health and safety to state benefits and tax credits.  As a UNITE member in Fujitsu you can access the database:

  • Go to http://www.lrdpublications.org.uk/
    [The original newsletter included the username and password for accessing the service]
    Apart from the search facility, we’d recommend the “LRD Booklets” section which gives you access to short and accessible guides to a variety of topics
  • If you want you can receive the weekly LRD Fact Service bulletin by email

The LRD subscription is a benefit of being a UNITE member, and which costs money, so please don’t pass the details on to non-members.
Many of you will already have received UNITE’s magazine “UniteWorks” through the post.  The magazine, along with a variety of other publications, is also available online.  If you haven’t received it, you can sign up to get it by post or email by contacting the membership department at your regional office – details are on page 35 of the magazine.
UNITE has a relationship with UIA which can offer discounted home, travel and pet insurance.  Unlike many other insurers, UIA is a mutual organisation with UK call centres.  With union representation on the board, UIA claims to take a more supportive approach when you need to make a claim.  When members use their services, UIA makes a payment to UNITE which helps support our campaigning work.  Details of this and other member benefits are on the UNITE web site too.
For those looking for jobs, UNITE has recently launched a jobs portal for members, with details of tens of thousands of jobs: http://www.unite4jobs.co.uk/.

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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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