Fujitsu Manchester ballot result

Members have voted for strike action and action short of strike over pay, pensions and job security
Unite has declared the result of the ballot on industrial action at Manchester. Voting closed at noon today, Wednesday 19th October. The official notice of the result and the covering letter to the company are provided here and here.
UNITE members in scope of the Manchester Recognition Agreement voted by 78.5% for industrial action short of strike and by 55.5% for strike action. A summary of the result is as follows:
Question: Are you prepared to take part in strike action?
Number of votes cast 192
Spoiled voting papers 1
Number voting YES 106 (55.5%)
Number voting NO 85 (44.5%)
Question: Are you prepared to take part in industrial action short of a strike?
Number of votes cast 192
Spoiled voting papers 1
Number voting YES 150 (78.5%)
Number voting NO 41 (21.5%)
Thanks to all members who returned their ballot papers.
You should not take any industrial action unless and until officially instructed to do so by the union.
There will be further announcements in the next few days following on from this ballot and the recent members meeting resolution about the industrial action. Members are reminded that before any action takes place the company have to be given seven days notice; therefore members will at least have that notice and are strongly encouraged to attend any organising meetings, so they can contribute to and shape the action and campaign.

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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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