Today is the sixth strike day as part of the campaign for pay, pensions and job security at Fujitsu Manchester and pickets were out early today.
At noon strikers met up in central Manchester to distribute a new leaflet asking the many high-street stores who are Fujitsu customers to contact Fujitsu to ask them to stop gambling with their service and settle the dispute. If you are a customer of any of Fujitsu’s customers – please ask them to contact Fujitsu and ask them to resolve the dispute.
Today strikers protested and handed out 1000 leaflets at Boots, Costa Coffee, EE, H&M, Marks & Spencer, McDonald’s, Santander and Tesco. Strikers went in to speak to the store managers, several of whom said they intended to contact Fujitsu as a result of the protests.
The next planned action is a 3-day strike from Saturday 10th December to Monday 12th December – a period when action could hit retail customers hard. Further protests at retail customers are planned for each of these strike days. On Saturday 10th December we will be meeting at 11am at Market Street Metrolink Station.
At 2pm on Saturday 10th December Manchester TUC has called a solidarity rally for the Fujitsu, Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and Durham Teaching Assistants disputes. Please invite friends, family and workmates using the Facebook event and the leaflet.
On Friday the company will finally get round the table with Unite and ACAS. It is important that any Fujitsu staff scheduled to work on 10-12 December check this site as everyone is hoping that Fujitsu comes to its senses and resolve the dispute so that the action can be suspended.