Nominations for UNITE reps in the South-East, South-West and Wales region closed yesterday, with no members opposing the three candidates who had come forward, so they are elected unopposed:

  • Joe Harrison, BRA01
  • Brian Reeves, BRA01 (as a Health & Safety rep)
  • Jason Hudson, REA24

Joe, Brian and Jason join Chris Forrest and Jim Anderson in Basingstoke as the team for the region.
Combine Committee Elections
Due to the holiday season the period for nominations to your Combine Committee is being extended to Tuesday 28th August.
Our “Combine Committee” coordinates UNITE’s work in Fujitsu at both regional and UK level.  Members on the Combine Committee are expected to:

  • Encourage members in their constituency to hold meetings, elect reps and get involved at a local level
  • Seek views from members, reps and contacts in their constituency
  • Work together as a team
  • Maximise members’ involvement in decision making
  • Take part in combine committee discussions and decision-making
  • Report back to members, reps and contacts in their constituency
  • Coordinate with reps and contacts in their constituency, including encouraging them to undertake training and gain accreditation
  • Liaise with the union full-time officers covering Fujitsu in their constituency

If you are willing to stand for election to the Combine Committee, please email by Tuesday 28th August including:

  • Your name
  • Your Fujitsu email address (and a private email address if you have one)
  • Your work phone number (and a mobile number if you have one)
  • Which constituency you are standing for (see below)
  • An election statement of up to 100 words (examples are available on request)

Existing members of the Combine Committee DO need to stand if they wish to be re-elected.
The new constituencies, which reflect the spread of membership across the UK, are based on your contractual base location (home address if HOM99):


Constituency Postcodes Number of seats
Manchester Bargaining Unit Members in scope of the Manchester Recognition Agreement are in this Combine Constituency wherever they are based 5
London & Eastern AL, BR, CB, CM, CO, CR, DA, E, EC, EN, HA, IG, IP, KT, LU, N, NR, NW, PE, RM, SE, SG, SM, SS, SW, TW, UB, W, WC, WD 3 (1 STE, 2 any)
Midlands B, CV, DE, DY, HR, LE, LN, NG, NN, TF, WR, WS, WV 2
North-East, Yorkshire, Humberside & Scotland AB, BD, DD, DG, DH, DL, DN, EH, FK, G, HD, HG, HS, HU, HX, IV, KA, KW, KY, LS, ML, NE, PA, PH, S, SR, TS, TD, WF, YO, ZE 2
Northern Ireland BT 2 (1 IRE11, 1 any)
North-West BB, BL, CA, CH, CW, FY, L, LA, M, OL, PR, SK, ST, WA, WN 3 (1 CRE, 1 WAR, 1 any)
South-East, South-West and Wales BA, BH, BN, BS, CF, CT, DT, EX, GL, GU, HP, LD, LL, ME, MK, NP, OX, PO, RG, SL, SO, RH, TN, PL, SA, SN, SP, SY, TA, TQ, TR 4
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Unite members working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit have voted for more industrial action over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

Strike days announced so far are:

  • Wed 24 – Fri 26 Jan 2018
  • Tue 30 Jan 2018
  • Thu 8 Feb – Wed 14 Feb 2018
  • Thu 22 Feb
  • Sat 24- Wed 28 Feb 2018
  • Fri 16 – Wed 21 Mar
  • Thu 29 Mar – Fri 6 Apr 2018

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

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