Update from the Joint Working Group for Fujitsu and Unite

The Joint Working Group meets monthly to share information, discuss issues that affect employees in the north-west who are represented by UNITE, and to manage the engagement between UNITE and Fujitsu over the full range of issues.
 
The most recent meeting took place on 24th September, and the agenda included major items on redundancy and redeployment and pension auto-enrolment.
 
Minutes of the meeting will be published when agreed.  Previous minutes, including those from the meeting on 3rd September, can be found here on CafeVIK.
 
Our next meeting will be on Monday 29th October and the agenda includes a discussion on how to resolve issues promptly and without conflict, and forecast job and skills requirements (including new jobs and jobs at risk).
 
If you have views on the subjects under discussion, we would welcome your input.
 
Joint Working Group Members
 

Company Rep Description UNITE Rep Description
Stuart Broadbelt (chair / vice-chair) Director, Supply & Lifecycle Services Lynne Hodge (chair / vice-chair) MAN33, TSS, Hosting & Network Services
Jenny O’Reilly (joint secretary) HR Consultant Ian Allinson (joint secretary) MAN34, CSA, Hosting & Network Services
Ellie Peter HR Business Partner Isabel Hay WAR08, DEV, Hosting & Network Services
Keith Clifton Head of HNO UK Shared Services Maurice Edwards MAN23, OPS, Hosting & Network Services
Jane Jacques VME Centre of Excellence Manager Pauline Bradburn MAN34, TSS, End User Services
Jason Fowler HR Service Delivery Director Phil Tepper MAN34, PJM, Hosting & Network Services
Richard Batty Head of Service Desks Note: Unite reps on the JWG also have deputies
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