Tomorrow’s strike at Fujitsu

Strike day three is Tuesday 8th November at Fujitsu Manchester and will focus on job security. The plans are:

  • Picket 7-10am (get there from 6:30am to help set up if you can) at Fujitsu, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP. Central Park Metrolink stop.
  • Go for a brew and discuss the campaign
  • 12-2pm leafleting at BBC & ITV (current / prospective Fujitsu customers) at Salford’s Media City. Media City Metrolink stop, or park at Unite, Merchants Quay, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3SG
  • Ringing members outside the Manchester bargaining unit to build the “Don’t be Fujitsu Voice-less” campaign, from the Unite Salford office

Today’s strike highlighted the gender pay gap and the slashing of pensions for many over-60s. It was timed for “Equal Pay Day” in Fujitsu, the day after which women would, on average, be working for free if they were paid the same hourly rate as their male colleagues. Unite published a detailed dossier about pay inequality in Fujitsu.

Crowd with banner 16% gender pay gap

Women with placards about gender pay gap

Women with placards outside Pankhurst Centre

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Sign the petition – defend the union

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

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

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