Strikes, campaigning and solidarity

Unite members at Fujitsu Manchester currently plan a 3-day strike on Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th and Monday 12th December as the next step in their campaign over pay, pensions and job security.

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On Saturday, Manchester TUC has called a solidarity rally for the Fujitsu dispute, the PCS & Unite members in dispute at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and the Unison Teaching Assistants in dispute in Durham. This will take place at 2pm in Friends Meeting House (not the Mechanics Institute as originally advertised). There is a leaflet and a Facebook event you can use to help publicise the event.

Before the rally, Fujitsu strikers are meeting at Market Street Metrolink station at 11am to leaflet some Fujitsu retail customers. Please come and lend a hand.

On the Sunday, there will be more leafleting, this time meeting at noon at Market Street Metrolink station.

On Monday, there will be pickets 7-10am at Fujitsu, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester M40 5BP (opposite Central Park Metrolink station). At noon we will be meeting at Market Street Metrolink station for more leafleting.

Note that there are talks with the company and ACAS scheduled for Friday 9th December. Everyone is hoping that the company will make an offer which enables the action to be suspended, so please check back here for updates. The solidarity rally will go ahead either way.

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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK have been taking industrial as part of their dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions. Action from 28 February has included 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED while members consider an offer from Fujitsu.

The national dispute follows the resolution of a local dispute in Manchester which included 12 strike days.

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

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