Out Of Hours

Our newsletter on 27th July included a warning about the pilot of the “Your Overtime” system for overtime, standby and callout.
Since then, the company has given a demonstration of the pilot system to UNITE reps in Manchester and Warrington and the pilot has begun, involving about 90 people across the UK.
In addition to the warnings in our previous newsletter, UNITE is now picking up reports from some areas that instead of the system just being used to process authorisation, claims and payments, its introduction is being used as a pretext to try to change (downwards) the terms under which some employees are being paid, which is completely unacceptable.
If this issue affects you, please contact your local UNITE rep immediately.
For the full explanation, please refer to our last newsletter, but it’s worth repeating the key advice:
Do not assume that information you are given by the company about your OOH terms is correct.  And if you are part of the pilot, please:

  • Make sure you put your claims and data in promptly
  • Make sure you query any discrepancies promptly
  • If in doubt, please seek advice from your UNITE rep
  • If any issues are not resolved promptly and to your satisfaction, escalate the issue without delay
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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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