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 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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