Fujitsu Manchester: Unite General Secretary Election

An election for General Secretary of Unite is being held in accordance with instructions issued by the Executive Council under Rule 15, Clause 3, and must be strictly adhered to. Accordingly, each branch or workplace is entitled to nominate a candidate for this office.
Prospective candidates must fulfil the eligibility requirements of Rule 16, Clause 12 i.e. have at least 5 years continuous membership of the union; and have received at least 50 nominations subject to the total including nominations from more than one Region.
Under the ballot rules our workplace is required to hold a meeting during the nomination period (1st January to 15th February 2013) in order to determine our nomination for the position of General Secretary.
The workplace meeting for UNITE Fujitsu Manchester will take place on Friday 25th January, at 1:30pm in the MAN35 canteen at Fujitsu, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP.
Further information about the General Secretary election is available here:

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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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