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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'Fujitsu Whistleblower' hotline. Concerned about unethical or illegal practices? Contact the hotline on 0800 852 7479 or fujitsu.whistleblowers@unitetheunion.org. It is run by Unite the Union and your identity will be kept strictly confidential. Don't let Fujitsu silence whistleblowers.

Unite members working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit have taken 32 strike days over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

Industrial action is currently suspended but the fight continues.

Further information is available here including a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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